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Feeding Pinkies.

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by TheReptileShop, Jan 16, 2006.

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    I just recently read that you should every now and then feed little pinks (newborn mice) to leopard geckos to improve good health. If I do feed little pinks to my leopard gecko (adult female), can't this cause her to chock? Thanks for any information.
     
  2. Lasiodora

    Lasiodora Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    Feeding pinkies is not necessary. They get all of their food requirements from invertebrate prey (except for certain minerals which are provided by dusting the insects). The only time I ever fed pinkies was when I brought my females off of their cooling period. The pinkies helped pack on the weight in preparation for breeding. I gave them one pink a month for three to four months in the spring. An adult leo will not choke on a small pinky.
    Mike
     
  3. Thanks for the info.:worship:
     
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I have only fed pinkies, when my leos were recovering from parasites. Fattened them up quite nicely.