Grasshoppers

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Grasshoppers

Post by Jamison » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:34 am

Can I feed my hermit crab grasshoppers that I find outside?
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Re: Grasshoppers

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:06 pm

Not recommended, as they have likely been exposed to pesticides and other chemicals.

Same applies to insects collected for human consumption.


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Re: Grasshoppers

Post by crabby33 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:09 pm

I bought canned grasshoppers from PetSmart that have been raised and killed specifically for pet consumption.

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Re: Grasshoppers

Post by purplepincher » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:56 pm

what about crickets?
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Re: Grasshoppers

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:19 am

purplepincher wrote:what about crickets?
If its commercially brought for reptile food, then yes. Otherwise collecting your own, I would reccomend against it - unless you want to breed them out a couple of generations

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Re: Grasshoppers

Post by wodesorel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:33 am

Unfortunately there are stories of people catching outdoor bugs for their reptiles, only to have their pets die soon after. Since insects travel, they can get into and be exposed to some really harmful things. It's the same reason why wildcaught isopods should be bred out several generations before being added to the 'tat. Depending on where you live and what is used around you there may be less of a risk, but it's always going to be a gamble.

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Re: Grasshoppers

Post by purplepincher » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 am

thank you. I will keep that in mind. I am so happy to have people like you willing to help!
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I also Love Jesus! My favorite food is doughnuts, my favorite drink is orange soda,
and my favorite color is gold! (I like shiny things)

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