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Feeding crickets to cfbn

This is a discussion on Feeding crickets to cfbn within the Crickets, Locusts, Roaches forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; I was wondering if feeding my CFBN pinhead, or maybe a bit bigger, cricket would be nutritional enough. i would ...

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Old 11th November 2004   #1 (permalink)
wyatt
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I was wondering if feeding my CFBN pinhead, or maybe a bit bigger, cricket would be nutritional enough. i would feed the crickets on a nutritional diet. I plan to breed these because i have so many herps that needthese in their diet. any advice on both those topics would be appreciated!
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Old 11th November 2004   #2 (permalink)
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earthworms are more nutritious, but there's nothing wrong with feeding them crickets.

my animals get crickets as the occasional treat.
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Old 11th November 2004   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Wyatt

As my CFBN's are aquatic I have not tried crickets with them, so can not answer that particular question. I can say I have fed them bloodworms, daphnia, gammarus, the occasional brine shrimp and the eternally beneficial earthworms.

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Old 19th January 2005   #4 (permalink)
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How sure can you be that the earthworms are not going to carry some type of bacteria/parasites?
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I can pretty much guarantee you that most worms DO carry bacteria and parasites. The question is, are those things harmful to amphibians? Based on experience, I would say no. I can't say "never", but I haven't heard of any problems that could be traced to them.
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Is it okay for my newt to be living on a diet of bate worms and the occassional batch of crickets? It's absolutely the only thing in my area thats live that I can get hold of. He's only a morph, so I don't think dried bloodworm would interest him. Woodlice?
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Old 23rd October 2005   #7 (permalink)
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Billie, that diet is just fine. Woodlice are a nice bit of variety too. As for bloodworms, most pet shops sell frozen ones, which you might be able to get your morph interested in.
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