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Tyson
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# Posted: 6 Aug 2012 22:58


I have fed my pixies a very wide variety, roaches, worms, hornworms are on there way, crickets, some meal worms but not many, even a few mice/rats.

I curently get a baby rat from the ones I'm raising, but the wife hates rats, and I'd like another source of this sort of protein, even though its only 5% of there diet if that. I'm curious, has anyone fed baby rabbits? I heard they have more bones, and more meat then baby rats/mice, and they are a big sized meal that will last a long time. Just wondering if there is anyone that has done this? advantages/disadvantages?

Please, no messages about, that's horrible!, or your evil ok? People keep bugs as pets, but we still need them to feed our frogs, thanks


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# Posted: 6 Aug 2012 23:32


You're evil!



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Sarah Lockard
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# Posted: 7 Aug 2012 01:23


I was told NOT to feed my pixie any kind of rats and mice, because it's bad for them ... so is it bad? or is it okay?


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# Posted: 7 Aug 2012 02:45


In moderation they are fine. NOT as a staple though. More like the occasional treat.

This doesn't mean that they are required though, it is a personal choice. However, they are found in their natural diet. As are birds, snakes, lizards, and other frogs. Pretty much anything they can get to their mouth.



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Tyson
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# Posted: 7 Aug 2012 07:19


ya, total of about 5% of the diet right now is mamal, about 85% is worms other 10 percent mixed bugs, but I'm going to do a baby chick once in a while now also


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Sarah Lockard
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# Posted: 7 Aug 2012 16:43


Thanks, I learn something new from this forum everyday!


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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2012 06:02


What species of worms are you feeding?

Tyson
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# Posted: 8 Aug 2012 23:28


Mostly Canadian Nightcrawlers, but Currently I'm fating up some Euro nightcrawlers in a worm bin also


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# Posted: 8 Aug 2012 23:33 · Edited by: Tyson


does anyone know if "parasite free feeder lizards" really are? was thinking about ordering a few for my frog for xmas this year


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# Posted: 10 Aug 2012 21:03


Cool. I'm culturing Red Wrigglers, Euros and African Nightcrawlers for my frogs.
The Euros seem to be the most fussy, I've crashed the first tub I set up. The African Nightcrawlers are really crazy worms.

Where are you planning on getting the lizards from? I would suggest contacting the company and find out what their practices and guarantees are

Tyson
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# Posted: 11 Aug 2012 10:05


where do you get African Nightcrawlers?! I want !


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# Posted: 12 Aug 2012 04:29


I pretty much had to contact every worm farmer in the country to locate them, but I ended up finding I think three that do breed them here.
You can contact any gardening clubs or centres to see if they sell composting worms, anyone that sells worm compost or is into Vermicomposting

They are a little more common in the US though, Worm Man sells them: African Nightcrawlers

I bought 2 pounds of worms, and I think I paid around $250 for the worms and shipping/handling. It ended up being a little higher in price then some of the other worm farms that I found, but they were very quick to reply to all my emails and they were eager to make it happen for me The company that I bought from doesn't actually breed these, but they had a friend that did.

The African Nightcrawlers get big, about as long as the Canadian Nightcrawlers do, but not as thick. They are very active worms, they do not like to be disturbed, it took mine close to two months to settle down after I received them. They are fantastic escape artists, so your tub has to be like Fort Knox. I have several (20-ish) clamps and C clamps on my tubs - do not underestimate these guys.
In my first two weeks of owning them, I think I lost at least 25% of my worms from them escaping. They have settled down now and they only get antsy if I dig in their tub.
They also make some beautiful castings.

These worms also have to kept warm, anything under 10 degrees Celsius is too cold.

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