Feeding crickets for the first time

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Feeding crickets for the first time

Postby Kitsune » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:01 pm

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I've had Pooka for about a month. She's about 6 inches long, and about 4 months old. So far she's been fed dubias, the occasional waxworm, and beardie-appropriate vegetables.

Unfortunately I discovered after coming back from vacation that I'm low on dubias. The soonest I'll be able to get more will be Wednesday. I have enough to feed her tonight and tomorrow morning, and that's probably it.

Of the easily available feeders in my area, crickets are probably my best bet. I tried feeding a few to her once - they moved too fast for her, and the result was they ended up getting out of the tank. Unfortunately they may be my only choice for the next few days - mealworms aren't good for her, and superworms are too big.

Any tips for getting Pooka interested in crickets without driving her human crazy?
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Re: Feeding crickets for the first time

Postby AHBD » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:44 pm

You can try this....put about 4-5 in a jar with a pinch of calcium powder, shake them up until they're weak + dizzy and drop them right near her. When you shake them hard enough they get slow + dopey. Just keep adding more until she's eaten her fill.
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Re: Feeding crickets for the first time

Postby Kitsune » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:24 pm

AHBD wrote:You can try this....put about 4-5 in a jar with a pinch of calcium powder, shake them up until they're weak + dizzy and drop them right near her. When you shake them hard enough they get slow + dopey. Just keep adding more until she's eaten her fill.


Thank you, I'll give that a try! I think the speed of the crickets was throwing us both off.
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