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RE: Is It Ok to Feed Crickets and Superworms

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Posted by: rtl402 at Fri Jan 9 09:08:20 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rtl402 ]  
   

I gotta say, there are many 'care sheets' out there written by people with limited experience, and many by people who just need something to do with their time and don't have a clue. If you speak with a breeder, who has worked with various species for 5 years they will tell you no insects at all.

In the wild, it has been 'suggested' that they may eat insects accidentally along with their greens. Feeding insects on a regular basis, has been shown to have ill effects on particular organs and I would assume could lead to a shorter life span. I personally, see no positive effects for feeding insects, to either WC or CB Uro's.


However, I will add that you must put trust in who you gather your information from. I have read countless care sheets prior to buying my Uro's and each one seemed to contradict the rest. Is there any one care sheet that is the 'end all be all' absolutely not. I would also be wary of advice given by a breeder who also says its ok to put a Uro in a 20 long for any given span of time. I would never subject any animal in my care to anyone who gives information just to makes sales, especially those (and/or pet stores) who claim to be selling a CB Uro but have no proof of anything to justify that.


   

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