Afraid of crickets....

Rocky2022

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Beardie name(s)
Rocky
Not Rocky, me. Is it unreasonable that I won't give Rocky crickets for fear of parasites? I am aware that there are other ways to get parasites but can someone assist me in this area. I dont know if it's worth the risk so I lean towards roaches and worms (and vegetables).
Rocky's poop is normal.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Not Rocky, me. Is it unreasonable that I won't give Rocky crickets for fear of parasites? I am aware that there are other ways to get parasites but can someone assist me in this area. I dont know if it's worth the risk so I lean towards roaches and worms (and vegetables).
Rocky's poop is normal.
Roaches bsfl or silk worms are a better feeder
 

Kaira

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Beardie name(s)
Ares
I can’t say much on the parasite part, but I used crickets for a couple of days and then switched to roaches. Dubai roaches are quiet, stay alive longer, easier to take care of, and are easier for my beardie to catch compared to crickets. Theres a lot roach breeders you can by from online too, and I’ve heard it’s easy to breed them yourself. Also, my cat really likes to swat at the jumping crickets which you can imagine ended well, but leaves the roaches alone. A little tip to if you don’t like touching the bugs; if you get those cricket keepers from the pet store with the little tubes that go into the container, the roaches like to climb in there and all you have to do is tap the tube a little and they all will fall out.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I can’t say much on the parasite part, but I used crickets for a couple of days and then switched to roaches. Dubai roaches are quiet, stay alive longer, easier to take care of, and are easier for my beardie to catch compared to crickets. Theres a lot roach breeders you can by from online too, and I’ve heard it’s easy to breed them yourself. Also, my cat really likes to swat at the jumping crickets which you can imagine ended well, but leaves the roaches alone. A little tip to if you don’t like touching the bugs; if you get those cricket keepers from the pet store with the little tubes that go into the container, the roaches like to climb in there and all you have to do is tap the tube a little and they all will fall out.
Crickets tend to give parasites I call them a dirty feeder- they stink they are noisy and they are escape artist
 

Rocky2022

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Rocky
Thank you everyone- I have given Rocky dubia roaches, superworms, meal worms and I have calciworms which I haven't fed her yet.
 

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