Cresty refuses paste food

Christianb96

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Hopefully there's some cresty fans who can answer my question :) I just got a little crested gecko a week ago, and he refuses to eat repashy brand paste. But will chow down on crickets, I was told they loved to eat the food paste. Anyone have this issue?
 

sdsnybny

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Sometimes they need to have the same brand and flavor to get them to eat, ask the dealer you got it from what they used. Also the right consistency makes a difference, play around with how thick or watery it is till you find what they like.
This thread needs pics :snaphappy::snaphappy:
 

Christianb96

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They sold me repashy when I got him said that's all they use. And it's about the consultancy of ketchup or apple sauce. And here's a picture of the little guy :)
 

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Ghost56

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I've never kept these before, but maybe try rubbing some around it's mouth. If that doesn't work, maybe try getting a little in it's mouth. Once again, I've never kept cresties before, but sometimes animals need a taste of something before they'll actually try it.
 

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OK, but is it the same fruit flavor? they make quite a few different ones? then just play with the consistency till he eats. As long as its eating crickets/roaches dusted with calcium it wont starve. Make sure it knows where its food is, you can even put a tiny bit on a spoon and see if it will eat form your hand. Put a tiny dab on the side of its mouth the constantly clean themselves so it wont have a choice but to taste it.
 
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