3rd June 17:28
How to feed a Blind Leopard Gecko?
easy but takes time and trust, i have had a blind lep gex for years, its the
only one who comes to me when i open the door.
I fed it all super meal worms at the start, i held the gex firm but gentle,
do this close to the ground and with the other hand hold the worm with the
tail end at the corner of the gex mouth, at first i think it didnt like it
but took time, in the end it opened and took a bite, maybe out of fear but
it soon realised it was food, i would only feed 2 or 3 worms as any more
would make it sick. It also loves locust, again tail first, i think crix are
too small and wrigly, locust are a better foo source anyway. i posted some
pics years ago of the lep gex.
I havent fed mine by hand now for months, it seems to do ok and is nice and
fat female, never been bullied by the male or other females. it can find the
water dish ok. I belive it has some eyesight back, both eyes went white for
yeares and vet said they would never improve, one is ok and clear but the
iris is wrong.
That gex is the only one i bond with.
3rd June 17:28
How to feed a Blind Leopard Gecko? (gecko)
Ke aloha no, Dan :
I'm just guessing, but you'ld probably and it seems to me, obviously, have
to feed it by hand. If you do feed the blind Leopard gecko by hand remember
to make certain to throughly wash your hands after handling the lizard since
lizards can transmit germs to people.
From what I've read about Leopard geckos they can be sheparded into one's
hand gently. If yours can't be, you should just gently pick him up with your
thumb and forefinger just above his neck and at the beginning of his pointy
little head making sure not to injure him in the process.
As for the feeding itself, you might be able to use small plastic tweezers
provided they are not sharp and simply hold the cricket in front of the
gecko's mouth and see if he recognizes that it's food and opens his mouth
and eats it. Medical supply houses might have plastic tweezers or maybe your
local Radio Shack might have some sort of similar plastic device you can use
and improvise with it. I'd be leery of using metal tweezers since they can
be both hard and possibly sharp-edged and cut the gecko's mouth.
If that fails maybe a feeding tube made of simple plastic tubing that you
might be able to get at your local pet store. Or maybe an eyedropper of an
appropriate size. If you can't get the gecko to eat crickets right away you
might be able to try (c)Ensure which your local drug store probably sells,
but I would check really carefully before feeding (c)Ensure to a Leopard
gecko. Check http://www.anapsid.org for info on Leopard geckos and other general
lizard information. Hope that helps. Good luck. Peace.
3rd June 17:28
"Ted Jones" <> Why would you think that a question regarding a blind gecko
would be a troll?
Because the same guy posts the same question over and over again, and by now
he has either figured out how to feed the gecko or it has died of