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Hissers as feeders for chameleons?


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Posted by iwana on April 22, 2003 at 20:45:11:

Hi everyone,

My husband and I have a colony of Madagascar hissing roaches which were given to us by a friend who keeps chameleons and told us that the babies make great feeders. We also found several ressources on the internet that indicate this as well.

However, we were told by a reptile breeder recently that hissers really don't make good feeders because they carry a lot of very harmful bacteria in their stomachs (since in the wild they eat rotting vegetation) and because they are live bearers, they pass this nasty bacteria on to their offspring.

This is the first I've heard of this. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks,
Julie



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