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Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:14 pm
by reiddragons
There were some dead crickets in my holder with the live ones. I think my beardie ate a couple of the dead ones. Is he going to be sic or die? What should I be looking for? He ate some salad and drank some water just now, he's behaving normal.

Re: Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:21 pm
by KarrieRee
They arent going to hurt him but I would remove the dead ones they cause a lot of stink
Karrie

Re: Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:05 am
by kingofnobbys
Provided these dead crickets were still fresh , that's not a problem 95% of the time . If dead because they've been exposed to a toxin … that's bad.

If they were starting to go off , oozing fluids , not good , will like make the dragon sick.

I can't see any reptile touching a cricket that started to smell like rotten prawns.

Re: Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:31 pm
by reiddragons
kingofnobbys wrote:Provided these dead crickets were still fresh , that's not a problem 95% of the time . If dead because they've been exposed to a toxin … that's bad.

If they were starting to go off , oozing fluids , not good , will like make the dragon sick.

I can't see any reptile touching a cricket that started to smell like rotten prawns.


Thanks, he seems ok :)

Follow-up tho, he had a container of dubia roaches. Some are dead and I see a couple larvae in there. However, the one I took out and fed him was definitely still alive. No toxins were in there. He should be ok, right?

Re: Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:37 pm
by KarrieRee
Just fish the dead ones out and clean out the container they are in
Karrie

Re: Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:38 pm
by reiddragons
KarrieRee wrote:Just fish the dead ones out and clean out the container they are in
Karrie


Absolutely, but I meant right now? Should I call a vwt?

Re: Beardie ate dead crickets?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:40 pm
by KarrieRee
Yes he should be fine - I clean out the dead ones all the time -- and no toxins are there
Karrie