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 Post subject: is it okak
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:40 pm 
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is it okay to pull the back legs of crickets, locusts, so a dragon can catch them. I have tried to chill them but they are still to quick for him they hide before he can eat them. The only way he can catch is to do this. Is this cruel to bugs or do other owners do this so their dragons can catch their bugs.

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 Post subject: Re: is it okak
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:17 am 
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Probably is a little cruel but if it's the only way he'll hunt then you have to go with it. Most of us have had to do this at one time or another.

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 Post subject: Re: is it okak
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:41 pm 
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Location: South East London
when I feed Anzac most end up squashed by the time I have caught them :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: is it okak
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:39 pm 
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I've had to do this before now, it felt terrible at first...but its hardly worse than condemming them to the jaws of beardie. They're going to get mangled up one way or another.
I also experimented with feeding in a plastic container outside of the viv with good effect. So long as the dragon doesn't mind the new environment, the bugs have nowhere to hide and less distance to run away.

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