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Hi, I am geting a corn snake for my b-day but I can not find out what they eat? How much they eat? Or how often they eat? Can you help me? PPLLEEAASSEE you are my last hope!!!!!
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Thawed, approraite size frozen rodents, warmed to room temperature!
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Good choice for your new pet! Cornsnakes eat mice/rats of appropriate size for their age/size. If it is a young cornsnake it will probably eat pinky mice. The best way to know what size to feed is that the item should be almost as big around as the widest part of the body but no bigger than the body. How often to feed also depends upon the age. I feed my snakes once a week when they are young and every other week when adults. Only feed one prey item at a time, and you should see a small lump when they are done eating. Hope you enjoy your new baby!
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Baby corns are so small they arent ready for mice, or even pinkies yet so keep live crickets in their cage and occasionally offer live small fish in their water dish. I suggest putting at least 5 crickets in, and leave them until they are all eaten up! The average feeding schedual is a Weekly feeding. So while they are babies make sure they always have crickets and once they get bigger and become teenagers, feed them pinky mice about 2x a week...and once they are adults feed them once a week. Corns are super cool and come in amazing colours!!
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One they are young they eat a pinkie or baby mouse once a week
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PETCO should have been your first choice. I feed mine Pinkies that are frozen. Thaw them in warm water. how much depends on the size of the snake. mine are fed every friday.
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It all depends on the size of the snake. If it is under 1 foot it will eat pinkies once every 5 days. If it is 1-3 feet it will eat fuzzies once a week. if it is 3-5 feet it will eay small mice every other week. You can find all these mice at your local petco. I hope this helps.
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How many mealworms should I feed my leapard gecko?

I want to feed my gecko one cricket and a few mealworms every day, I just bought him yesterday, so he/she is only a few months old.
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It is usually best to hold off on feeding your leopard gecko for a few days after he is introduced to his new home. He is most likely shocked, scared, and stressed, also a good reason not to pick him up too much. After a day or two, you should offer him 4-5 mini mealworms and a pinhead cricket if you wish. If he doesn't eat them within a few hours, then you should remove them and then replace them again the next day, because if the gecko doesn't want to eat them, the mealworms themselves get hungry and may nibble on your gecko! After a few weeks, you can start to feed him/her larger portions, about 5-7 mini mealworms at around a month later, and after that you can move to 8-10. After that point most geckos will have no trouble consuming regular-sized mealworms, at around 2-3 per day, and then gradually 5-7 every other day. You can also subsitute crickets or waxworms, but waxworms are fattier so you should limit them to a few times a month, and they shouldn't be used as a steady diet for more than a week at a time. Most adult geckos only eat a few times a week.
Just to clarify an earlier response to this question, brighter colors as your gecko ages do not necessarily mean that your gecko is male. There are so many morphs (unusual cross-breeds) these days that a large percentage of female geckos are very brightly colored. You can tell a male from a female by examining their vent area. Sexually mature males will have two hemi-penal bulges beneath the vent area closer to the base of the tail. These may look like two small, round lumps, much like a mosquito bite on a human.
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About two
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2 Meal worms
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Well, if he's jsut a teenager then give him like 5 normal sized worms and he'll eat what he wants. If they are mini-worms than give him like 10. Also, give him a waxworm instead of mealworms. They are bigger, but very soft and squishy and are much better for reptiles to digest. Feed about 2 of those.
Also, once the adult colours grow in, see if they are very bright or dull yellow. Brighter colours mean it is male. Have fun! Leopard geckos rock!!
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can hermit carbs eat crickets and fish in a can like any other reptile?

my hermit crabs dont like their crab cakes or their pellets or any of that stuff. They eat peanut butter, and i was wondering if they could eat the same things as any other reptile.
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They'll eat veggies (spinach and romaine lettuce. Also any non-citrus fruits (mangoes, coconut, and papayas). Make sure you wash everything before feeding.
Make sure your crushing pelleted foods before feeding and feed at night.
They like variety, so maybe your just not giving them that?
You can also give them nuts, seaweed, brine shrimp, rice, fish food flakes.
All of this is found on petco's website :D They will provide care sheets :)
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hermit crabs are scavengers and in the wild they eat animals like fish that have died. crickets should not be feed unless they are dead and even then i would nt recomend it and hermit crabs are crustaceans so they do not have the same requirments as reptiles
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All crabs are filter-feeders, or scavengers which means they search around and pick food out of the ground or sand.
Try switching the pellets first to a different type or brand. Don't get the fancy type of pellets with treats mixed in, rather just get the plain pellets.
Also, have veggies and fruits for them to eat. Crabs don't eat insects like other reptiles, because they are't reptiles at all. They are crustastions (mollusks).
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cricket won't gutload

bought crickets for our frog and they will not eat....what do I do to gutload them. what if they won't gutload prior to feeding the frog?
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Crickets will eat veggies. Just put some in a small cage (Lee's Pet Kricket Keepers) you've bought for the crickets and set the veggies on the floor. Make sure you buy a water pillow so it's able to quench it's thirst. Gutload just means to fill their guts with food :) Not feeding the crickets doesn't give frogs the nutrients that they crave/need.
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I have never heard of a cricket that won't eat! Have you tried the jar of cricket food that Petco sells? You can also put a piece of apple or orange into their container. Just before feeding your frog make sure to dust them with dust specific for frogs. At least the frogs will get the vitamins and minerals they need along with the cricket, loaded or not.
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Gutloaded just means the crickets have eaten. To get them to eat, keep them in their own little tank and have some cricket feed, veggies, fruits or even dry oats and a damp cloth or paper towel for water.
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How long can bearded dragons go w/o cricketsor food?

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Beardies are omnivores, so they eat insects and veggies! I feed mine live crickets once a week, but daily i have veggies and fruits in their cage. Also, mix in those canned crickets or mealworms.
As a treat feed live waxworms! Every reptile ive ever met goes crazy for waxworms! They are little miracle worms! (read my review for the waxworms in the live food section).
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A bearded dragon can go without food for about 1-2 weeks, but to them no food after a few hours is like torcher because the love to eat and because they are big reptiles and without food for very long will kill them. So I recommend if you got to go somewhere for a long time please get someone to watch it!!!!!
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Beardies: How much food? Things I'd need?

Hi. I'm planning on getting a beardie and I wanted to know how many crickets, worms, ect. You need to feed them. For veggies, do you just fill up the bowl? I was also wondering what I HAVE to get. Do you guys recommend the starting kits? Or buying indiv. things? Any info. Helps. I would love to have a happy beardie. How long/often can you hold them. I've read alot about them and have researched but I still have questions. Just want to raise it up well. Thanks for your time.
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For babies:
Feed daily! Mostly insects (small crickets, mealworms and waxworms) with a little fruits and veggies. Remove any food he doesnt eat that day and replace the next day...
For adults:
Feed every few days or weekly! Most veggies and fruits with a little insects.
They sell pellets for adults and babies, but make sure you offer them "real" food as well as the pellets. The pellets alone are not enough to keep your pet healthy.
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I like to buy seperate. That way you know exactly what you want. A 20gallon LONG cage is the average for a beardie and you'll need a heat lamp and bulb (read the fire warnings and dont go higher than it can support like 75watt for example). Bedding, buy whatever your pet likes. Some like sand, some like those walnut shell things, some like cage carpet. Decor, get a hut for him to hide in and sleep ontop. Some plants if you want. Adults are easy going and as long as they can sunbath and stretch out, they are happy.
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when you first get him he'll be scared. Dont touch him for at least 2 days. Talk to him, let him see you. After time stick you hand in his cage and see if he's nice. Be slow and gentle, and make sure he's well fed. a hungry beardie is a mean beardie. Approach him from the side and not the top--seeing a huge hand coming out of the sky right ontop of you is scary! Be patient and loving.
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Can I just feed my horned frog freeze-dried crickets for all of his feedings?

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Sorry, no. Frogs have to have live-moving prey. For adult frogs such as Pacmans or horns, you cna feed crickets, worms, pinkie mice and pretty much anything that will fit into its mouth--they will even eat smaller frogs!!
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How many worms or crickets should you feed a blue tongued skink (daily)?

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I've got a 20inch BTS named Ben and since he's an adult I dont feed him every day, only a couple times a week. Frankly I feed in "piles" I give him a pile of mealworms or waxworms and no more than 10live crickets at a time. Mix in fresh veggies and fruit and even some tuna and wet cat food for a good diet. BTS have a wide range of food likings, so make sure you get to know yours. My Ben loves strawberries, bananas and catfood.
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What if leopard gecko won't eat wax worms?

We have a new leopard gecko...he/she eats 3-4 small crickets a day (we do dust them)...so far no waxworms (mealworms not available) have been eaten, even if we withhold the crickets...is this okay?
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Leopard geckos have to see their prey moving before they attack, wax worms dont move much which could be the reason its not eating them. ive noticed if u leave them under a heat lamp for awile the worms begin to move more wich might get your little leo's attention.
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what kind of cricets do you sell for anoles

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Crickets are all the same. They don't make special crickets just for anoles. If you're asking what size. I would say the smalled size they have. Rule of thumb is no bigger than the space between their eyes. If they look too big they are too big.
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what do i feed my turtles when i am gone on vacation

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I have Bearded Dragons so its a little different, but when im gone I feed them extra before I leave and leave a large supply of vegtables.
Hope I helped out a little and good luck!
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wanted to buy crickets for my bearded dragon,but 250 is to many for me. How can I keep the crickets from dying.

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Most stores sell crickets individually or in pre-packs starting at 25 crickets. A Kricket Keeper from petco is a good way of maintaining your crickets.
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What is the best live food for a blue tailed skink?

Mine doesn't seem to like the crickets very much. What is a better option?
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Make sure you feed them plenty of veggies and fruits! My Ben doesn't like live prey but will eat mealworms, waxworms and canned crickets. Mix in some tuna or wet cat food occassionally.
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I bought a dozen of crickits for my tree frog and with in a few days one turned white got wings and bigger then the other ones could you tell me why ?

and if it is ok to feed to my frog???
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That is how crickets grow. Baby or young crickets dont have wings and so once they get older they get bigger and sprout some wings. They are perfectly safe. For your frog I wouldn't keep crickets in his cage 24/7. I would only toss in a few (like 5) and make sure he eats all of them. Loose crickets can be a tricky, since they hide, breed and eat everything. For cleanliness I only feed as much as mine will eat per feeding.
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Can I bulk order crickets from store

I live within walking distance to a petco Can I order through them
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I've bought as much as 200 at my local store. When I asked how many I could buy at a time I was told 'as many as I wanted'.
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crickets

i bought some crickets last week and they die right way what did i do wrong
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Make sure that you house them with plenty of food and ventilation. Depending on how many you buy you might have to separate them into two containers. Make sure they have water, in a cut off piece of sponge is best, and cricket food. To make them healthier for your pets make sure to give them fruits and veggies. Crickets love green leafy veggies and apples. Clean the cages daily! My crickets usually last about two weeks and I buy 500 at a time.
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My veiled chameleon will only eat waxworms and I can't find any locally. He won't eat mealworms or crickets, Any substitutions?

I'm out of town in Mtn Home, AR and can't find waxworms. I have to hand feed him and have a supplement with me that will give him all the calories and nutrients he needs but I need to find something to make him feel full. Could I try giving him earthworms (cut-up)? Can I order waxworms on-line?
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Can I return live rats and exchange them for mice?

My snakes are big enough to be eating small rats so I decided to buy one for each of them but the rats immediately jumped on my snake and stayed on its back while my snake slithered around trying to get away from it. Neither the rat nor the snake are harmed in any way, I just think they had a bad experience and want to go back to their regular two-mice meal. I have tried to feed them frozen/pre-killed mice and they won't go for it.
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