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What do Leopard Geckos Eat? - The Critter Depot

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What Do Leopard Gecko's Eat? Table of Contents Leopard geckos are insectivores.  This means they consume only insects for nutrition. This diet serves wild geckos well and, and assuming they can avoid predators, they can live up to 20 years. In captivity, pet leopard geckos need their keepers to provide the variety and supplementation that they would normally get in the wild.  Let’s look at the food items and supplements that keep a leo fit and healthy. Fat Tails are Well Fed Leo's Leos are usually good eaters, sometimes too much so. This desert dwelling species does not stalk prey,...

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Leopard Gecko Substrate - The Critter Depot

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Best Substrates for Leopard Geckos Table of Contents There are many safe and affordable leopard gecko substrates on the market, in pet stores, online, or even in your local garden department. There are also some options that should never be used.   Here is a comprehensive guide on the safe substrates vs. the unsafe ones.  But if you're looking for more information on caring for your leopard gecko, here is a full guide for all the important steps to consider when scheduling their diet, and habitat sanitation. Never Use These Substrates "Clumping" Material To be avoided are pet toilet products that...

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How to Prevent Metabolic Bone Disease - The Critter Depot

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How to Prevent Metabolic Bone Disease - And Understanding the Role of Calcium and Phosphorus Table of Contents Trivia question for you herp fanciers…when is a serpentine spine a bad thing? When it’s in a lizard suffering from metabolic bone disease (MBD). A waving spine in a ball python is pretty normal, but not in a bearded dragon. While not exactly a catchall term, MBD is a condition caused by more than one deficiency or illness. In other words, MBD itself comes in various forms. For instance, the most common form diagnosed in captive reptiles and amphibians is nutritional secondary...

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How to Catch Walleye - The Critter Depot

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How to Catch a Walleye Walleye Basics Regions The walleye is an extremely popular game fish in North America. They are native to the waters of Canada and most of the northern US. The walleyes original range is all of Canada, the Great Lakes, the Missouri River Basin and the Upper portions of the Mississippi River Basin in the Northern US states. Today you can find walleye outside of their ancestral habitat even in the deep clear lakes and impoundments of the southern, eastern and western US. In some parts of Canada, the locals refer to the walleye as a...

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What Vegetables can a Bearded Dragon Eat? - The Critter Depot

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What Vegetables Can a Bearded Dragon Eat? Table of Contents Bearded Dragons, like humans, do best on a varied and sensible diet, because they are omnivorous.   Juveniles having slightly different dietary demands than adults. Young dragons need a diet that is about 50% vegetable and 50% insects.  Adults need slightly less protein. Certain flowers, leaves, vegetables, fruits, and insects are great for your beardie.  But they do need to a varied diet.  Flowers & Greens Let’s start with flowers and leaves from plants that may or may not be found in the grocery store or in your garden. Alfalfa flowers...

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