Crickets and alternatives

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Crickets and alternatives

Postby Finnhall1 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 am

I hate crickets, they always escape and its very frustrating, im a young beardie owner and live with my parents, so they wont allow any dubia roaches, i have a baby beardie maybe 11 weeks max, hes 6 1/2 inches long and 24 ish grams, what can i feed him as an alternate?
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Re: Crickets and alternatives

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:34 am

The dubias are a much better alternative and do not escape- they dont climb and are way less maintenance- a 10 gal aquarium is a great place to house them - food is cheap - and do not stink! They are not a ***** roach like your parents are thinking I am guessing- another alternative is Blow Fly Soldier Larva also known as Nutri Grubs but they are very small and you would have to feed him/ her alot- they are high in calcium and do not need to be dusted like your crickets and dubias- maybe some others here have some ideas- other than that the dubias are a better feeder for your dragon! I was not hip to the idea of roaches either but after trying them they are way better and would not go back to crickets now!
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Re: Crickets and alternatives

Postby leo2526 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:54 am

Finnhall1 wrote:I hate crickets, they always escape and its very frustrating, im a young beardie owner and live with my parents, so they wont allow any dubia roaches, i have a baby beardie maybe 11 weeks max, hes 6 1/2 inches long and 24 ish grams, what can i feed him as an alternate?


Try dubias i hd the same idea because of the word roach and did not want to try them but finally gave it a shot and should have done it sooner. They are not regular house roaches, they do not stink or jump and easy to care for.
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Re: Crickets and alternatives

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 pm

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