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my Tiger Salamander eats "Fluker's Freeze Dried Crickets" Good or Bad?

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i'm just wondering if this http://www.petco.com/product/6200/Fl...-Crickets.aspx diet is suitable for Tigers? and how many Freeze Dried Crickets should i give him a day? THANX~Thanks.



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These are really nutritionally null and void. It's like eating popcorn. It fills you up, but doesn't provide any nutrition. Earthworms are a much better staple.



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These are really nutritionally null and void. It's like eating popcorn. It fills you up, but doesn't provide any nutrition. Earthworms are a much better staple.
can you further explain why its nutritionally null and void?



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The freeze-drying process destroys the vast majority of the proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals contained within the cricket. It turns it into cricket-cardboard.

Here are a couple of articles that will assist you in making the most informed decisions about food for your Tiger.

http://caudata.org/cc/articles/foods.shtml

http://caudata.org/cc/articles/foods2.shtml

http://caudata.org/cc/articles/worms.shtml



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The freeze-drying process destroys the vast majority of the proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals contained within the cricket. It turns it into cricket-cardboard.

Here are a couple of articles that will assist you in making the most informed decisions about food for your Tiger.

http://caudata.org/cc/articles/foods.shtml

http://caudata.org/cc/articles/foods2.shtml

http://caudata.org/cc/articles/worms.shtml


So what about "CAN O CRICKETS"?



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So what about "CAN O CRICKETS"?

About the same. Just like with human food, much of the nutritional value is lost in the canning process to the liquid in the can. While slightly higher on the scale above freeze dried crickets, you are better off going with a pellet food designed for newts.

Truthfully though, nothing beats a varied diet of live foods with earthworms as the staple. Live crickets, fed some moist flake fish food prior to addition to your tiger tank, make an entertaining treat for you and your pet.


The links provided in previous posts will steer you in the correct direction.



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