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Feeding Feeders

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by James Wallace Jr, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. James Wallace Jr

    James Wallace Jr Member

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    is there anything you shouldn't feed dubias to feed to your Ts. I have some bearded dragon food that I crush up and feed. I read that dog food wasn't too good for some reason
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    high protein foods aren't good. the roaches turn excess protein into acids that may be harmful to the animals that eat them. Don't use calcium dust, it slows down the creation of chitin, which is what a T's exoskeleton is made of.

    I use puppy chow for my dubia and lateralis roaches, or fish food, like goldfish flakes. add veggies to that once or twice a week depending how fast they're eating. No tomatoes or potatoes or that family, they're nightshades and are poisonous to animals.
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    Slight hijacking from the topic of dubias: is this also true of crickets? I know cat food is higher protein compared to dog food, and I've been giving my crickets dry cat food + oats + veggies or fruit.
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    yep, true for all prey insects.
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    Good to know, thanks! Not sure if my brand of cat food is "high protein" or just "higher protein than dog food," but if they can get by on just veggies/fruit/oats I guess it's better safe than sorry.
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