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Posted by Carlton on April 21, 2003 at 13:26:53:
In Reply to: Roaming Crickets vs Cup Feeding! posted by livxpreshun on April 20, 2003 at 15:13:41:
This is one of our hobby's endless debates. A few tips about feeding cups to consider: move it around daily so the cham has to exercise, hunt the cage, and stretch his tongue. Try using a larger plastic box so the insects can continually roam around and gutload themselves during the day. If you leave loose crix in the cage at night with no food they can actually chew on your cham while it sleeps. Yes, it does happen. I have a rescue melleri who had lost a big bit of tail and toes. Loose crix also lose any dust and gutload you put into them in a few hours. They could pick up bateria, cysts from parasites and fecal matter from the cage floor too. I may leave some free range "snacks" like houseflies (active during daylight like the cham) in the cage but rely on a bin for most of their food.