|# Posted: 27 Nov 2009 23:32
I need to know what types of food can crickets eat?
3 fire bellied toads
1 wood frog
1 lab mix-Reese
|# Posted: 28 Nov 2009 00:35
I feed mine carrots and laying mash for chickens, works great,no water needed, Bill
|# Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:14
Yep, carrots, potato, wheat germ, bread crumbs.
Almost anything that you like, minus the sugar.
|# Posted: 28 Nov 2009 05:53
I feed mine potato along with cricket quencher and calcium feed. You can cut a potato into four pieces (more surface area). But be sure to change the food every few days because they can rot pretty quickly.
|# Posted: 28 Nov 2009 16:43
The other day I totally cleaned out the cricket bin, and started over with all new food. I gave them those green wet block foods from the pet store, cut red potatoes, dandelion greens from my yard, raw rolled oats, and wheat bran. They went first for the dandelion greens, and demolished them. Mine are from my own yard, which has not been poisoned in over thirteen years. If you have a source of positively unsprayed dandelion greens, they seem to make a very well-liked supplement to the regular foods.
As dandelions are edible by humans, there should be nothing in organic ones which could harm the crickets or the frogs which then eat the crickets.
1.0.0 Tomato Frog
|# Posted: 2 Dec 2009 03:27
Dandelions are awesome in salad too, I've raised them indoors for salads many times My bearded dragon (RIP Goz!) got me onto it! A couple dandelion puffs and some dirt is all that's needed.
I give my crix a mix of foods, the majority of which are veggies, supplemented with some dry foods (commercial cricket food mostly because I'm trying to get rid of it, not because it's good; fish food pellets - much for the same reason, and ground up dog/cat foods - nice organic stuff - for a protein source), occassional friuts, and a water source for 2 week and older crickets. Veggies are a mainstay of dark leafy romaine (which can be replaced with other dark leafy like dandelion, other lettaces) and sweet potato (more goodies than regular potatoes - carrots are also great) and a petri dish of the dry foods. Variations include adding different veggies and some fruits (I gave up on this since they usually only last a few hours, but apples and oranges, etc are good).
I've heart great things about chicken laying mash (there were certain ones to stay away from due to additives, but the cheapest stuff doesn't have these) for some of the "dry" feed that has protien for them. I'd like to switch over to this when I finally exhaust all the commercial cricket feed, fish pellets, etc.
Ideally the veggies/fruit should be organic, or at least be washed/peeled so the crickets don't pass on some of the chemicals to your critters.
I try and change the food daily (what they don't eat - aim for just a little beyond what they can eat) so that it doesn't nasty. If it molds up faster than that for some reason immediately toss it. I toss dry food as well because the crickets have made it nasty by pooing in it and what not.
Corey of the Little Brown Frogs