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Crickets or Mealworms? Which is the better feeder insect?

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Crickets Vs Mealworms When it comes to your regular feeder insect, it is very important to ensure that the species you choose will be fulfilling the needs of your leopard gecko, bearded dragon, or other insect-eating pet!  From your human's perspective, all feeder insects look alike.  But for your pet, that is not the case.   In this article, we directly compare crickets and Mealworms by looking at their protein, fat, mineral, and fiber content. Plus, we look at which insect your pet will prefer and how you can incorporate different insects into a more-balanced and engaging diet! Nutritional Profile Experts suggest...

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Which Reptile is Best for Beginners: Leopard Geckos vs Crested Geckos

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Leopard Geckos vs Crested Geckos - which is better for beginners? Leopard Geckos Tank Size Leopard geckos are a popular choice for new reptile owners, and with good reason. They are easy to find at your local pet store or reptile show and come in an array of patterns and colors, referred to as morphs. One leopard gecko can be kept in a 20-gallon tank from infancy to maturity. These geckos live a fairly long time, with up to 20 years being common.  Easy to Handle Leopard geckos can be easily handled, don't often bite (but if they do it...

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Critical Components for a DIY Chicken Coop

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Critical Components for a DIY Chicken Coop Building a chicken coop is a big, but very fulfilling, project. To get started, you need to know the basic parts of a chicken coop. What they do, why your chickens need them, and how much space it all takes. In this article, we’ll cover the core things that make a chicken coop a good home for your hens. Because without a few critical elements, your chickens can’t be healthy, safe, or happy. What Are The Parts of a Chicken Coop? You probably already have an image of what a chicken coop looks...

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Which Feeder Insects are Good for Chickens?

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Which Feeder Insects are Good for Chickens? Feeding and caring for chickens can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. There are folks who will build a coop out of scrap and others who spend thousands building a henhouse. There are no wrong answers, as long as your hens are happy and healthy. This goes double for feeding chickens. Chickens can eat just about anything, with a few exceptions. Giving them things like kitchen scraps can actually be great for their diets. In the wild, chickens mostly eat insects. This fact has inspired lots of backyard...

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Should I Raise Chickens or Buy the Eggs?

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Should I Raise Egg-laying Chickens or Just Buy Eggs From the Store? Everybody thinks homesteading is for them. We all daydream about having a patch of land, growing our produce, and being more self-sufficient. So what’s stopping most people from actually doing it? The honest truth is that self-sufficiency is a lot harder than most people realize. The initial cost, upkeep and maintenance, and sheer amount of learning you need to do to produce your own food are all huge obstacles. But are those obstacles insurmountable? In this article, we’ll talk about what it takes to get started with the...

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