How Many Live Feeder Insects Does My Pet Need?

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How many bugs do I need to buy for my pet?  One hundred?  One thousand?  One MILLION?!?!?!  Could you imagine one million roaches showing up on your door step... 

Our growing pets come in a variety of ages, sizes, and species.  Some are exclusively insectivors (leopard geckos), while others are ominvores (bearded dragons).  So it's important to understand how many feeder insects we need to provide for our beautiful pets, to make sure they are properly nourished, and not underfed.  

How many crickets does my pet need?

How many superworms does my pet need?

How many black soldier fly larvae does my pet need?

How many dubia roaches does my pet need?

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  • During the winter months I drained the pond in my yard for repairs and placed the bull frogs in a “winterized” mini-pond on my back porch. I have 7 Bull frogs in the mini pond who are growing more ravenous each day as winter is coming to and end. They were kept warm enough that hibernation was unnecessary this winter. They now consume anywhere from 2 to 5 crickets a piece each day. I have a small margin for lost crickets of 5-10 a day as well. On a “full feast” day my babies are going through 50 crickets easily! That is getting hard to keep up with since our local pet store does not get large orders. In the next couple of months how much will these numbers grow?

    Sam Mari on

  • I was woundering if you have crickets that are good for human consumption so i can get my own personal farm started so i can save some money. I hear the tropical house cricket is good tasting.

    Curtis Armstrong on

  • I was woundering if you have crickets that are good for human consumption so i can get my own personal farm started so i can save some money. I hear the tropical house cricket is good tasting.

    Curtis Armstrong on

  • Interesting

    Gwen on

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