I adopted a friend of a friend's gecko a couple of weeks ago. I have no experience with reptiles, just my 17 year old son wanted one since forever ago. It was all quick and I was given her tank and accessories. I wasn't told she was underweight. I was told to feed her a box of locusts a week (12 to 14 per box), size of 3 or similar.
She looked pretty skinny and felt frail to handle. I obviously did research on all aspects of caring for her, to which I saw how she should be. She seems to gain weight and her tales are plumping.
I bought 3 tubs of locusts last Saturday and fed her the box after feeding them lettuce over 2 days. The others were put in small tank. I have tomato plants near that tank on window. I am sure that they can eat the leaves and I dropped a few in. I only saw one being eaten straight away. I quickly checked on forums where it said they are toxic to locusts and I removed it immediately. 2 locusts died within 24 hours, the rest are still alive 7 days later.
Are they safe to feed my beautiful leopard gecko?
I would guess yes but don't want to risk it, unless advised. Any advice is much appreciated.