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Pet Health Tip: Cricket Food

Pet reptiles get the nutrients they need to be healthy from the crickets and worms we feed them, so it's important that the crickets and worms eat something that makes them as nutritious as possible for our pet reptiles. We've added Fluker's High Calcium Cricket Diet to help make this task easy. Check it out here.

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Caring for Crickets

Keeping your crickets alive and healthy is very simple. Crickets have three main requirements:  A large, clean container with enough room- The bin you receive your crickets in is perfect for the amount you ordered. The bin will have enough egg carton to give the crickets opportunity to hide and avoid getting trampled be each other. The egg carton gives more surface area for the crickets to climb since they cannot climb the sides of the bin, which is a good thing if you want to keep your house free of stray crickets! Your job is to make sure the bin is clean by removing uneaten food and any dead crickets on a daily basis. Also, keep the bin well...

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Caring for Crested Geckos

Crested Geckos are an excellent choice for novice reptile owners. They are friendly, hardy and generally require no lighting as long as they are kept at room temperature. Reaching a size of about 6-8 inches, Crested Geckos do not require a huge terrarium (10-20 gallons is fine) and are very easy to breed if you would like to experience hatching out some babies. My Cresties have grown very friendly over the years. They now recognize people as their source of food and eagerly wait at the front of their terrariums for their nightly feedings.  Crested Geckos thrive on an alternating diet of live crickets and prepared Crested Gecko diet. Make sure to feed your gecko when he is awake in...

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Substrate Choices

There are many choices for the kind of substrate to choose for your reptile’s enclosure. Some are better for the health of your reptile than others. Essentially what you want to look out for are substrates that could get stuck in the intestinal tract of your reptile and cause an impaction. The ingestion of the substrate usually happens when your reptile misses her prey and gets a mouthful of substrate instead. Here is a list of commonly used substrates, which should actually be avoided: Calcium Sand- this is the coarse, sometimes colourful stuff you see in pet stores. The granules usually have a somewhat sharp edge to them which would obviously cause damage to your reptiles internal organs.  Walnut shell-...

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