An MRP diet? What‘s that? If you have already a crested gecko or another fruit-eating reptile you know it. For everybody else and possibly future crested gecko owners: MRP means Meal Replacement Powder. An MRP diet is a full diet for crested geckos as well as for other fruit-eating reptiles such as gargoyles, day geckos, anoles, skinks, chameleons and iguanids.
What do you need to know about MRP diet for crested geckos, how to use it and how to feed it to your little guy? Here are some thoughts.
As crested gecko owner you might made the experience how picky eaters these little guys can be. It‘s sometimes really difficult to find the perfect diet brand for them.
This MRP Diet for Crested Geckos has the reputation among many crested geckos that it‘s really tasty. Just kidding – or not. It‘s rare that a diet is preferred by so many geckos as this MRP diet is. And this is obviously important for the overall health and well-being of your crested gecko.
The ingredients of this MRP diet speak for themselves. They cover every aspect, every element that is needed by a crested gecko. Nevertheless many gecko owners add once or twice a week some insects to the diet, not just to keep their little guys challenged and interested but also for diet variety reasons. Good idea! Also you will need to add from time to time calcium supplements if your geckos are breeding.
Well, how do you prepare this MRP diet? You mix 1 part MRP with 2 parts of water. The mixture will appear first a bit watery, but it will thicken after some minutes. According to the manufacturer it should have the consistency of ketchup when you feed it.
Most of the gecko owners prepare this food every day freshly, others prepare some ahead of time and keep it in a Tupperware in the refrigerator. You will see which method works best for you and your little gecko.
Feed your gecko in the evening. If they like the MRP diet it will be gone very fast. But in any case remove uneaten MRP within 24 hours.
Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet
- MRP: Meal replacement powder
- For all fruit-eating geckos, anoles, skinks, chameleons and iguanids
- Ingredients: Crude Protein min. 25%, Crude Fat min. 7%, Crude Fiber max. 8%, Moisture max. 8%, Ash max. 8%, Calcium min. 1.2%.
- 8 oz. jar
My crested geckos love this food. It is a fast and easy prep food that my mated pair love. The size of the bottle provides enough food to last a long time as it only takes a small amount per feeding. A good value that your geckos should love.
This is a full meal food. My Gekkos thrive on it.
My geckos favorite food. Smells good, mixes good, and my boy eats it up.