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Hates Crickets

Postby beardedlady1 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:18 pm

So Ranger has decided food is the greatest part of life and has been eating EVERYTHING under the sun. Healthy poops daily. I decided to buy him a doz crickets. He got too lazy for them so I stopped buying them. But with his newly found energy I decided to get a few. I gut loaded them and then dusted them with a calcium, mineral, and vitamin dust. I dropped one in. He ran for it. He was Soo excited! He popped it in his mouth.... And THAT F#¢*ING cricket BIT him!!!! He spit it out and ran away from the cricket. Wtf.... Now he wants NOTHING to do with them. When it comes near him he runs away.

Well.... I am now the proud owner of a doz gut loaded dusted crickets.
I guess I'll toss them to the wild lizards outside. There's a Green Anole that has been loitering around my bedroom window. I'm sure he will appreciate them.

Anyone else have a beardie that dislikes crickets??
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:48 am

Get some dubia roaches -- they are a better feeder any way easier to take care of and last longer ---- you can order them online get a 10 gallon aquarium or tote feed them dubia food or food you feed your dragon and carrots for hydration
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 am

beardedlady1 wrote:So Ranger has decided food is the greatest part of life and has been eating EVERYTHING under the sun.

Smart lizard. It's definitely in the top three. :laughing6:

Healthy poops daily. I decided to buy him a doz crickets. He got too lazy for them so I stopped buying them. But with his newly found energy I decided to get a few. I gut loaded them and then dusted them with a calcium, mineral, and vitamin dust. I dropped one in. He ran for it. He was Soo excited! He popped it in his mouth.... And THAT F#¢*ING cricket BIT him!!!! He spit it out and ran away from the cricket. Wtf.... Now he wants NOTHING to do with them. When it comes near him he runs away.

Smart cricket. Yeah, crickets will do that (along with chirping and stinking). :laughing6: :study:

Well.... I am now the proud owner of a doz gut loaded dusted crickets.

Congratulations! :lol:

I guess I'll toss them to the wild lizards outside. There's a Green Anole that has been loitering around my bedroom window. I'm sure he will appreciate them.

He probably heard or smelled them. I kept green anoles as a kid. As a rule, they like appropriately-sized crickets. :wink:

Anyone else have a beardie that dislikes crickets??

Y'know... I've never asked him! :lol:
He's a dubia roach vacuum, and superworms are like beardie crack.
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby beardedlady1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:22 am

No roaches. Not happening. He's never getting them and neither am I. With my luck they will escape and I'll have roaches all over. I'd rather have lose crickets or lose supers roaming than a roach... either the sound of a lost cricket chirping at night or a giant Beetle for my cats to play with. But NOT a roach 🤢🤮 ew.
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby beardedlady1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:25 am

KarrieRee wrote:Get some dubia roaches -- they are a better feeder any way easier to take care of and last longer ---- you can order them online get a 10 gallon aquarium or tote feed them dubia food or food you feed your dragon and carrots for hydration
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That just sounds disgusting... That will be a Hard Pass. Lol roaches in a tote 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 am

beardedlady1 wrote:No roaches. Not happening. He's never getting them and neither am I. With my luck they will escape and I'll have roaches all over.

IDK your location, but speaking/typing as one who has had escapes (Northeastern US), they're not like American/Canadian cockroaches. They avoid light, yes, but they are not anywhere near as fast, and cannot reproduce at North American room temperatures--they need 95°F or hotter. They typically only survive a couple/few days before dying/being eaten by a cat, dog, other...

Not trying to change your mind--there are other kinds of feeders--I just don't wish to perpetuate any misinformation.
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:54 am

You need to find some sort of staple for him -- if not the roaches the maybe silk worms-- I know I felt the same way you did at first I was like :bleick: as well but I did try them and they were so much better than the crickets --- they are nothing like the cockroach --- so if you want to try silk worms go w/ those I have a couple of websites if your interested
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Re: Hates Crickets

Postby DragonPete » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:25 am

beardedlady1 wrote:No roaches. Not happening. He's never getting them and neither am I. With my luck they will escape and I'll have roaches all over. I'd rather have lose crickets or lose supers roaming than a roach... either the sound of a lost cricket chirping at night or a giant Beetle for my cats to play with. But NOT a roach 🤢🤮 ew.

I could not have said it better!! Lmao! 😅 My sentiments exactly. There's plenty of other protein feeders. 👍
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