Crickets and parasites?

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Crickets and parasites?

Postby Lexylexyy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi! Is it true that feeding my bearded dragon can have a chance of parasites?? I stopped feeding my beardie crickets because I got scared of this
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Re: Crickets and parasites?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm

I don't really have any proof or experience with this as I haven't used crickets as a feeder source in over a decade but I was under the impression that they do carry the risk.
So im posting just to see someone who actually knows give a response lol.

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Re: Crickets and parasites?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:09 am

I've been feeding crickets to my dragons as a staple feeder insect for nearly 9 years , never had issues with GIT paracites with my dragons or skinks.

I think the risk of feeder insects who have been breed / farmed under properly sanity/clean conditions giving the reptiles who they are fed to GIT paracites is very overstated and exaggerated.
I'd be looking closely at the food you are feeding to the crickets and ensuring it's been washed before they get it, same reason why we wash our salad and veg before eating it.
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Re: Crickets and parasites?

Postby Lexylexyy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:11 am

Okay thank you guys! I appreciate it
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