return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Nature Zone
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Salamander . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 05, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 06, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Oct. 08, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Oct. 12, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Oct. 12, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 14, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 15, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Lancaster Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 21, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 22, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 28, 2022 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Money Saving

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Alligator Lizards ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: FunkyRes at Tue May 15 22:27:20 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FunkyRes ]  
   

It sounds like you feed your gator more than mine - but I think San Diego subspecies does get a little bigger.

How warm are you keeping them? The warmer you keep them, the more they eat. I keep mine at room temperature with a small UTH providing a hot spot at one area of the tank, no heat lamps etc.

My adults eat about a dozen a week. Probably a littler more, local pet shop puts more than 2 dozen in the bag when I ask for 2 dozen - except for new employees who waste time carefully counting (until they figure out that it costs them more work as the line of customers builds up)

The adults are obviously content as their are always a few crickets left at feeding day from previous week, enough that they actually breed in the lizard tank. I throw a little gutload in the tank so the crickets don't try to feed on the lizards, and it works well.

My young - it depends upon size of the cricket.

I buy crickets basically when they are all gone.

If you have roses and you do not use pesticides, they absolutely love earwigs. Turn your porch light on at night and wait half an hour - catch all the moths that are attracted.

And you don't need to feed them in winter. Around thanksgiving, put them in the coolest room of your house without any heat - and make sure no live crickets are in their enclosure. Other than making sure they have fresh water available, you can basically just leave them alone until spring.
-----
3.6 L. getula californiae - 19 eggs (Cal. King)
1.1 L. getula nigrita (MBK)
1.0 Pantherophis guttatus guttatus (Corn)
0.1 Pituophis catenifer catenifer (Pacific gopher)
3.3 Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata (Cal. Alligator Lizard)


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Money Saving - Liquid_Metal, Wed May 16 05:59:43 2007

<< Previous Message:  Money Saving - Liquid_Metal, Tue May 15 21:21:42 2007