If you’re thinking about getting a leopard gecko as a pet, then one of the most important leopard gecko care concepts you must learn about is ‘gut loading.’ In a nutshell, gut loading is the practice of giving the insects that you intend to feed to your leopard gecko nutritious food before feeding them to your leo, effectively using them as shells to transport that food into your leo’s belly. Without gut loading, feeder insects such as crickets and mealworms are simply not nutritious enough foods to keep your pet in good health.

Note that ‘not nutritious enough’ a lot of the time means ‘too high in phosphorous and too low in calcium.’ Commonly used feeder insects usually have these characteristics, which is a problem, because calcium is…



Source by Jo Morris