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Questions tagged [live-food]

Pet food that is alive, including crickets, goldfish, mealworms, and other feeder fish and larvae.

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Is it possible to breed nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris)?

I'm looking at trying to breed earthworms, specifically Nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris) also called dew worms. Part of the reason I'm specifically interested in keeping nightcrawlers as opposed ...
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Is it safe for cat to eat poisonous spider?

In my home some small jumping spiders as well as those small spiders with long legs hanging from from spider net are there. My cat stalks and eats them. The process goes on for half an hour. She ...
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What to feed newborn wheel bugs

My baby wheel bugs hatched recently, and I'm having a hard time finding food for them. I tried to make a fruit fly trap with a bottle, a funnel, and some smashed tomato, but I guess it's too cold ...
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Is it safe to give my rats pig ears and marrow bone?

Can I give my rats stuff from the butchers. like marrowbone, pigs ears etc.? Obviously, without added salt, flavourings etc. What about meal worms or live foods?
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What waste foods are safe for a pet rat?

My rats have rat food and raw veg. etc, however, are there any foods that I would throw away that would be good for rats? Waste-not-want-not, as my Nan used to say! e.g. Citrus peel or seeds Meat ...
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How do I euthanise crickets?

I have some excess feeder crickets that I no longer have a use for. What is the most humane way to get rid of them?
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Would it be safe to use the offspring of wild crickets as food?

So feeding wild insects to reptiles is bad because they could carry nasty things like parasites or pesticides. But would it be safe if I caught some of them, bred them, and kept the offspring separate ...
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Is it possible to gut-load a mouse?

When feeding insects to lizards, it's a common practice to gut-load them in order to deliver nutrients to the lizard. The diet of the insects can be altered to give them the highest possible ...
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How do I choose a good supplier for buying insects online?

I live in an urban area and I don't have a car so it's not practical to go to the pet shop every week to pick up new live insects when I don't need anything else from there. There are plenty of ...
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Can I make my own substrate to keep fruit flies alive?

I've found that fruit flies make a good staple food for my Red Devil Crabs, but it's expensive to keep buying a new batch of them every time the substrate starts to mold. Is there a way I can make my ...
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Is it possible to breed crickets?

Buying crickets every few days to feed to my bearded dragon gets expensive, and I hate going to the store. Is it possible for me to breed crickets?
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How do I keep my supply of feeder crickets from keeping me awake at night?

In college, I had a pet lizard that ate crickets. However, the dorm room was quite small, and keeping crickets on hand proved problematic, as their chirping at night was annoying, and interfered with ...