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It's not really true - at the physiological level, I certainly cannot see how prolonged consumption of processed food could disable a cat from being able to digest natural food. However, I could see the trace element of truth in this statement's essence, which might explain it's plausible origin. Cats, compared to dogs, are known to be a bit of picky eaters. ...


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First of all, don't release them into the environment without checking with your local authorities whether it's okay to do so. Chances are that the captive crickets you have bought are not local to your area. The introduction of non-native animals to an environment unused to them can disrupt the local wildlife by introducing new predators, spreading disease ...


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No, that is categorically false. Now, it does take a cat some time (on the order of a week or two) to adjust to a new diet. But that's true of any new diet, whether you're moving from natural to processed, processed to natural, or between two different types of processed food. It's possible that whoever started that rumor just misunderstood the fact that ...


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We buy crickets regularly for two frogs, and we have purchased crickets from two local pet stores. Every batch of crickets we have purchased from one of the pet stores is noisy, chirping like crazy. Every batch of crickets we have purchased from the other pet store is essentially silent. As a result, we now only purchase crickets from the store with non-...


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Yes, and it's actually really easy. You will need are two containers. A large container for the adults, and a smaller one for the babies. I use two plastic storage bins. You can fill the containers with torn up egg carton, which is what the stores use if you peek into their containers. Or even crumpled up newspapers. This gives the crickets places to grab ...


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As Fraxinus has said this, in practice doesn't make a whole lot of sense. A lot of cats are known for begging for almost any food, just like dogs, and as the owner of 3 cats that are fed procesed cat food I can personally attest that they will eat anything. 1 of them goes and hunts birds and mice all the time and the other 2 will eat chicken or bacon or ...


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It's incredibly simple to culture fruit flies. Here's a list of what you'll need for a pretty "bread and butter" recipe: An empty container (I use peanut butter jars). Instant Potato Mix. Powdered Milk. Sugar (I use regular, some people use powdered). Baker's Yeast. Mix together the following ingredients with equal parts water: 4 parts of the potato mix, ...


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Rats can eat most things. Read this Rat diet, especially the forbidden foods section. Citrus peel or seeds - Peel never. Seeds definitely not for male rats, can cause cancer. As a side note, never feed apple pips, they contain small amounts of cyanide. Meat bones - a big fat yes, they'll love you for it Stale bread - yes, but not mouldy Tea - mine steal ...


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Inert gas asphyxiation may be effectively painless, and certainly more humane than death by extreme temperature. Here is an article describing a study done on the effects of nitrogen gas on kittens and puppies. Nitrogen can be purchased in canisters, and any airtight container with a relief valve will work; simply cycle the air out of the container until ...


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There is a difference between poison and venom. Poison is lethal when touched, swallowed or inhaled. But not venom. For venom to be poisonous it needs to be injected into the blood stream. Most spiders are venomous and not poisonous. So the only thing you need to make sure is that the cat has no open wound, mouth or ulcer in stomach through which spider ...


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Spiders are typically venomous not poisonous. The good news is for most part, most common spiders probably cannot hurt a cat, and while I can't really find an academically rigorous source, I can't find any stories of this being dangerous. Its worth looking at a few things - whether there's generally dangerous spiders in your region. The spider bites ...


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Reviews help a lot, so when you're looking, make sure you can read what other people are saying they received. If there aren't any reviews, it's just a shot in the dark. A lot of places will only take orders on Mondays through Wednesdays, so that the crickets won't be sitting in a box over the weekend. Something to keep in mind though, is that crickets have ...


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Not safe: Parasites can infect the offspring of the host they live in. The chemicals from pesticides (or anything, really) can also travel to the reproductive organs of whoever ingested them. I know the question clearly states crickets -> eggs, but you can apply this to any living creature. The blood and nutrients are passed down from the mother. Anything ...


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I would say just stopping to feed anything else other than bloodworm should work after some time - hunger is the best spice; if there isn't any other food, then ultimately your fish will naturally get convinced to eat what is available. Fish need surprisingly little food to survive, but will happily eat any available excess that they could physically consume ...


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Goldfish are very hungry creatures. They will happily eat your low grade red cherry shrimp. When I was younger, and had no experience of keeping goldfish, my family put 10 beautiful Amano shrimp into a goldfish tank not knowing that goldfish would chow down on shrimp. The next day most of them were eaten. Shrimp are edible for goldfish, as evidenced by the ...


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From a practical experience with a few cats: wrong. All cats that I am aware of (most of them fed cat food for their entire lives) line next to anyone trying to cook meat.


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Mice are one of the most nutritious food that can be fed to a snake. Gut loading mice is definitely a thing, though not as simple as gut loading insects. Insects can be gut loaded within 24 hours, while, to achieve a discernible increase in the nutritional content of a mouse, relatively long term care is needed, 2 days before feeding will probably not be ...


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You absolutely can. They're tasty and great for keeping their teeth trimmed. Pig's ears are very, very fatty for them though, so bear that in mind. Meal worms are great too, as a tasty source of protein, alive or dried. They can also have other live foods such as crickets etc, though I prefer to only feed these dried as rats tend to stash food and you may ...


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If you simply leave some fruit leftovers in a spot in your home in a bug container, they will come. I have done it for baby lizards using tomato and orange rinds. I never had a problem with those pests popping up like magic no matter the weather outdoors.


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According to Wikipedia Wheel bugs may be overly sensitive to pesticides Wheel bugs are highly regarded by organic gardeners because they consume a variety of insects and their presence indicates a healthy, pesticide-free ecosystem. As pointed out in the question Feeding Leopard Gecko food from outside? the risk of harm to your pet(s) from wild caught ...


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As stated in the answer above, rats are omnivores and will eat almost anything. I'd personally stay away from foodstuffs that are going off or mouldy. If I wouldn't eat it, I wouldn't give it to my rat. Avoid giving rats pizza. The bread in pizza tends to be quite doughy and can get stuck in their throat. Giving rats bark and twigs isn't a good idea,...


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It's simple to reduce the singing of the crickets. You can either buy smaller or non-adult crickets, or turn a light fixture on them as if it were daylight. By the way, the males are the only ones who sing to get the females attention.


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The colder they are the less they chirp. I put my aquarium with 50+ crickets by the window at night and they are ten times more quiet.


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