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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:19 pm 
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cheers am i feeding him enough then?? yeah i keep puttin fresh veggies in every morn even tho he dunt eat em lol i havn't seen him drink yet either :roll: but he did his 1st poop this morn so i guess he is ok lol

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Sounds like you are. Maybe weigh and measure him every week that way you know how he is doing. Its also interesting to see how fast they grow :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:37 am 
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i havn't seen him drink yet either

Please rerad this sticky, it'll answer your query on drinking fairly well,
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Any questions after reading it just ask!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:16 am 
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This guide is a great help THANK YOU so much I don't mind touching the things but this seems like a effective way to avoid them escaping ect. Quick question though, is there any good way to catch them if they do go AWOL? :?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:09 pm 
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You can buy 'cricket catchers' but how effective they are I'm not sure. We had one that went awol and for a couple of nights we left a shallow dish full of water in the middle of the room we thought it was in.They aren't the brightest critters and will easily drown in water :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:18 pm 
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we just to use to use the containers they came in but we did buy fresh crickets every week. The only time we had escapees was when 2 brown crickets managered to get through the gap where the glass overlaps in the viv but they were squashed very quickly :shock: :D
we have locusts now which we keep in an old fish tank.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:13 am 
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i tend to put my crix in the fridge to slow them down, then with tweezers put them into a food bag before adding the dusting powder (pet shop advised i could do this) i them tip them into rufus's viv where he has no problems at all catching them ( i think i'm a bit sick as i like to watch him catch them!!), he also has a fresh bowl of veggies/fruit every day - i try to vary this so he doesnt get bored of the same food! is this ok or do i need to but one of theose cricket keeper things?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:35 pm 
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You don't need a cricket keeper, but a lot of people, including us, find it's easier to keep crickets alive longer by using them.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:43 pm 
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I use a large plastic tub which has lots of ventilation at the top, you can buy them at larger petshops. We have two on the go so that when we clean one out we transfer the crickets over to the other one :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:55 pm 
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hi good posts just wonderin when u feed ur beardie hower many it will eat in 10 mins how many times a day is that
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:45 pm 
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It depends on the beardie (as with us humans we all have different appetites)and his/her age. Just to give you a very rough idea from when mine was 4 and half months old (when we bought him) he was on approx 30 medium crickets a day, when he got to around 7 months he reduced down to approx 17 medium crickets a day.At 10 months he reached his adult weight and is currently on 7 large crickets every other day.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:04 pm 
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[quote="JoshuasMummy"]I use one of those thick plastic freezer bags as they have no holes and can use them a few times before it needs changing :lol: If you put the crickets in the fridge for 5/10 mins it slows them down and will make it easier for him to catch them (especially as he is so young).]

I use a small plastic tub that crickets usually come in (I found the bag option a little tricky... not much co-ordination see! :oops: ) and I use the egg carton and shake them into the tub, it's really easy to do.

My 2 beardies know it's feeding time and come running when they see the tub lol! If the crickets play dead/hide under the belly of the beardies I use a soft childrens paint brush to push them back in sight!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:00 pm 
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We use the plastic tubs as well for feeding, its mainly using something you are happy and confident with :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:52 pm 
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I got a long, 5mm wide cable tie. Cut the ends off and filed away any sharpe edges. Bent them over and use them like tweezers. The good thing with them is, you cannot squash the crix and it grips them well.

I have even got my 8 & 6 yo daughters picking up crix and feeding Eric with them :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 7:40 pm 
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That's a good idea! :lol:

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