Old cricket food

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Old cricket food

Postby SarahGekkou » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:17 pm

Soo... someone at work overheard me and a friend talking about my leopard gecko. He mentioned he used to have a crested gecko and had some cricket food left over. He gave it to me, and I took it graciously. When I got home, I noticed it's quite a bit out of date, but I would hate for such a kind gesture to go to waste. Would using this old food on my feeders cause any harm to my reptiles that eat them?
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Re: Old cricket food

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:01 am

What is in the cricket food? It might be OK but there is also a (probably low) risk of transferring parasites via the food. Generally I prefer to offer feeder bugs fresh food and veges for hydration and gutloading vs commercial diets but a combination of commercial and fresh food might be fine.
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