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Posted by koofaloofa on January 12, 2003 at 00:08:26:
In Reply to: Winter feeding? posted by Azure on January 02, 2003 at 10:34:14:
Gah. Your pet stores suck. Have you tried bait shops? Might try those for crix as a last resort. Otherwise, you can shop online. Reptilefood.com and Southern Cricket Wholesale have been good to order from. I've also been happy with Bassett's Cricket Ranch. Timberline can be expensive for crix (good quality, though) but has smaller sized cups of worms. WormMan is supposed to be a good supplier as well. Look around, and pick one that's closest to you. There are more listed on the main KS page under feeders.
If you order crickets, you'll probably have to order bulk, which may be a bit of a hassle for a single animal. However, you might order appropriately sized super worms or meal worms, both of which are much easier to keep and will keep longer than a ton of crix. Supers can be kept at room temp, but may grow too big for an emerald swift, even though small sizes can be bought. (You'd have to ask a swift keeper about prey size, though I suspect a larger super is too large). Mealies can be kept in the fridge (on the door is best, and where the wife can't spot them =) and will keep pretty well. Most suppliers will over a 100 count or 500 count cup of worms, which should be plenty to last through the winter.
:I have a Emerald Swift, but I have nothing to feed him with. I have vitamin coated crickets from the store, but he doesn't seem to be interested in them. Non of the pet stores have live food, so what should I feed my lizard?