Can leopard geckos eat fruit pieces?

I read that a lot of geckos like to eat fruit but it doesn’t specify what kind or why type of consistency for leopard geckos in particular. Can they eat fruit pieces or fruit of any kind?

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July 18, 2020 1:03 AM

You can but they are not likely to eat it. My sister's leo will occasionally eat a few blue berries if they are cut in half. You mainly want to stick to berries and tropical fruit.

July 22, 2020 12:05 AM

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It can be offered to them but I have never known one to eat fruit. It is just not something they really show interest in nor is it part of their natural diet.

July 25, 2020 1:51 AM

NO! Even if it is not considered dangerous, this is not part of their natural diet. Just stick to insects and certain vegetables.

July 25, 2020 2:08 AM

Certain fruit are okay but they should not be given to them more than once a week. The high sugar content is not goof for their bellies. I think that it is better to just stick with a protein diet for these geckos.

July 27, 2020 1:20 AM

It is best that you mash up any fruit you offer them. Some people find it easier just to use baby food. You have to make sure nothing else is added and get the fruit only blends though.

July 27, 2020 10:57 PM

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They can't do pieces. They can easily choke on them because unlike their bug foods, they are smooth and firm. I don't think leopard geckos should be eating fruit though. I don't see it listed as being part of their diet in the wild.

July 28, 2020 3:00 AM

Leopards never struck me as being fruit eaters. I even looked it up and it says they don't tend to eat fruit in the wild. They seem to around mating season or when they are eating something else that was eating fruit.

July 29, 2020 1:31 AM

I mean, they could. Most don't seem to like it but if yours does, go ahead. Just make sure it's a rare treat.


Let us know how it goes.

August 5, 2020 11:49 PM

I assume leopard gecko diets are mostly the same as other geckos.

If that's the case, some fruits can be okay but only on a rare occasion. They certainly won't miss it if you don't give it to them.

August 6, 2020 12:02 AM