Crickets or Locusts?

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Crickets or Locusts?

Postby TheReptile838 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:06 am

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Hi,
I'm getting a Beardie soon and I just wanted to find out what you think is better to feed, crickets or locusts? I know that dubia roaches are good too but they are quite hard to get around here, but pet supply store which is like 5 minutes walk from my house and I know that they sell crickets and locusts.
So yeah, which one do you think is best?

Thanks :)
-Abi
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Re: Crickets or Locusts?

Postby Brooke74 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:10 am

I haven't really heard of many people feeding locusts as a staple to bearded dragons- I'm guessing there is a reason for that as well. I'd stick to the crickets, dubias are also good if you can get your hands on some! :D
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Re: Crickets or Locusts?

Postby Taterbug » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:16 pm

Locusts are a UK thing as far as I know. We don't have them here in the us so I've never looked into the nutrition of them. I expect they would be similar to crickets, nutrition wise. their colors and behavior habits are different and may influence how well they are taken. Is mix it up if I had the chance, I think locusts cost more.
Takin good care of your feeders can go a long way to making them a better food. :)
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Re: Crickets or Locusts?

Postby SouthernCritter » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:44 pm

Are Locusts the same as Cicadas? We call them Locusts around here but not sure if it the same bug..
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Re: Crickets or Locusts?

Postby Taterbug » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:54 pm

Don't think so, think we call me grasshoppers? Not sure if the same bug exactly though.
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Re: Crickets or Locusts?

Postby TheReptile838 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:41 pm

Thanks. Do you know if they smell or make the noise like crickets?
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