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Which are the Best Live Feeder Insects?

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The nutritional profile of an insectivorous lizard (like a leopard gecko) should be balanced in the range below: Typical Carnivorous Reptile Diet High in Protein (30-60%) High in Fat (40-70%) Low carbohydrates and Indigestible Fiber Other, omnivorous species, have slightly different dietary requirements. However, the insects they eat should be close to this composition for maximum benefits! The high protein allows your pet to build new cells, repair injuries, and create new proteins. The fat serves as a major energy source - eventually being turned into energy for each cell in your pet’s body! Here's how the most common feeder insects compare...

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Dubia Roaches vs Superworms - Which is the Better Feeder?

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Dubia Roaches Vs Superworms Table of Contents Superworms or Dubia Roaches? The choice is complicated. Both insects have certain benefits and detriments, and there are many factors to consider. While these insects look and behave very differently, they have a similar composition of fat and protein. However, dubia roaches have an advantage when it comes to minerals. In this article, we will take a look at all of the most important aspects when trying to decide which of these feeders to use! We will consider nutrient profiles mineral content digestibility And we even consider how much fun your reptile or...

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Bearded Dragon Brumation - The Critter Depot

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Bearded Dragon Brumation - What is it, how long does it last, and should I be concerned? What you'll learn in this article If you have a Bearded Dragon, you may have heard about the curious behavior known as “brumation”. Inexperienced owners often confuse this natural behavior with a serious illness. In reality, it is actually a natural part of the Bearded Dragon life cycle. Keep reading to learn everything you need about brumation including what it is, why it can be healthy, and how to help your scaly little monster through the process! What is Brumation? Brumation is an...

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DeKay Brown Snake Care Guide

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DeKay’s Brown Snake Care Guide What are DeKay Brown Snakes? The Northern Brown or DeKay’s Snake (Storeria dekayi) is often overlooked as a reptile pet, but it has much to offer reptile enthusiasts. This article will use the old name of DeKay’s to differentiate this species from the highly toxic Brown Snake of Australia.  Natural Habitat DeKay’s Snakes are widely distributed in the western hemisphere and are found in southern Canada, in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and in the northern portions of Mexico.  They are found in a variety of habitats, from dense woods to open...

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Rough Green Snake Care Guide

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Rough Green Snake Care Guide What are Rough Green Snakes? An interesting snake for a certain type of beginning keeper is the rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus.  This guide will address the husbandry needs of the rough green, but the smooth green is so similar in nature that the guidance here can easily be applied to smooth as well as rough green snakes.  Appearance  These small, thin-bodied snakes are native to North America, and although once extremely common, their numbers are becoming threatened or endangered in many states. They are a bright emerald-green in color with a pale yellow or cream-colored...

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