I currently use Pangea diet for all my geckos. I have had far better feeding responses with it than Repashy. My geckos rarely ever touch the Repashy products. My go to Pangea flavors are watermelon, banana apricot, fig and insect, and sometimes the breeders blend. I should really try the papaya again, I read somewhere that papaya is good for their diet because something in the fruit is well balanced.
I would really like to make my own diet and see how they respond to that. I feel like they might enjoy the fresh fruit over a dried powder smoothie. I know a few of you make your own and have had success with it. Anybody willing to sharing recipes?
It's been a long time so I dont remember 100%. I believe I tried the original CGD, Grubs N' Fruit, Mulberry Madness, and the Crested Gecko MRP Classic. Non of them were well received. I think the only geckos that even tried them were the baby geckos, which makes me theorize that if raised on a certain diet from birth, that a gecko may prefer that to a new diet introduced during their sub adult to adult stage. Which is why most of my geckos raised on Pangea may not have cared for the Repashy. That's just a theory though. I did raise my first ever pet store quality gargoyle on Repashy alone and it loved it, but it got really fat really fast and it also had a wavy spine, which may or may not have been part of the diet. Could have been a combo of genetics, diet, and me being a newbie to the species.
I am trying to feed a variety of diets, but generally offer a home made diet (similar to the one Michael posted years ago with some variation) as well as a mixture of Pangea flavors. Occassionally I'll rotate in some Black Panther, Repashy Classic, or Repashy Seasonal.
On a related side note, crickets are a weekly staple and I have been trying to supplement breeding females with liquid calcium this season.
Has anyone tried ZooMed?
Did they seem to like it better than the fig and insects by pangea? Have you tried mixing mango baby food into that? I may test that out this week.I fed Pangea with insects last night, and mixed in a little mango baby food + calcium and they took to that much faster than they did the pangea diet alone.
However, they really dug into the Pangea with insects on day 2, so I'll see how their dishes look tomorrow morning and report back.
Did they seem to like it better than the fig and insects by pangea? Have you tried mixing mango baby food into that? I may test that out this week.
Just for curiosity, why are you guys using mango baby food instead of just mangos? I have never tried using baby food i just always throw some fresh fruits in.
]Just for curiosity, why are you guys using mango baby food instead of just mangos? I have never tried using baby food i just always throw some fresh fruits in.
I've only fed the Fig & Insects once, but this definitely got a better feeding response off the bat. I grow fresh figs, so maybe I should try blending some of those in when they're ripe!
We current use all of the Pangea diets. Had previously alternated w/ Clark’s Fig, but haven’t been able to find it in bulk sizes. Tried several other brands, but the feeding response was way less then expected so been gutloading insects with them so it doesn’t go to waste.