The scary story involves this tree specifically,
(yes, this is the same tree. It just has all its foliage, and the shot is taken from the front rather than the back)
but I suppose the warning should pertain to ANY cage decor that has holes as well as wide-open spaces in it.
This nasty cage belongs to my newest CL rescue, Sharkie.
Sharkie is currently UFA, but that's beside the point.
I was cleaning out the tank in my driveway..
-tossed the heat rock
-peeled off and set aside the UTH for my dubia
-scooped out the sand
-decided to wash the sand off of the bowl and tree before disinfecting them; maybe a friend would want the bowl for a snake or something? And I thought that the tree looked relatively nice. Several friends of mine have it, and I think it's kinda cute.
Well, the bowl washed off easily. But the tree.. even after the outside was clean, it STANK.
I noticed that there was something inside it, so I shook it bit..expecting a little sand.
WELL, out fell several cricket heads/body parts, and dead supers. Disgusted, I directed the blast of my hose to the holes..
Maybe I could get some of this out?
The more holes I tried blasting, the more carcuses came out. It never stopped!
So, being the curious+destructive person I am, I broke the tree open against a rock.
Keep in mind, this is maybe a little less than half of what was in there originally..... oh, and flies flew out of it!
At least I know now that she was feeding him lots of bugs. :/
But who knows how many of them he actually got to eat..
Umm, barf?! Some of the supers were still alive... -w-
Quote from the lady, semi-relevant:
I was curious as to the lack of crix in the tank, But I suppose I know where they went now.......Did spike get settled in OK? He was a bit agitated after the car ride. He likes everything, there were still crickets in his tank.
Oh, and here's the boy who lived in there.
isn't he handsome? ;3
The morals of this I guess are:
-Seal the holes in any cage decour you might have...
-Don't feed your beardie in their tank...