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FAQs: Crickets & Mealworms
Many herps are insectivores, meaning that their diet consists mostly of insects from which they get their daily nutrition. In addition, many omnivorous herps need their daily diets supplemented with crickets and mealworms.
FAQs: Live Foods
Discover the answers to frequently asked questions about live foods for reptiles, including information about crickets, mice, mealworms, and more.

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Bearded Dragon Diet Requirements
Bearded Dragons are omnivores, meaning that they need a balanced diet of meat and vegetable matter.
Behavior Terms Glossary: Reptiles
When you are reading information about reptiles, it helps to know the jargon so you can better understand what is being said. The following list of terms will clue you in on the lingo of reptile housing.
Breeding Your Own Feeder Insects: Crickets
Live feeder insects, particularly crickets, are a staple of many popular pet lizard diets. Breeding and raising your own crickets can be very beneficial because the quality nutrition and care you provide is passed on to your herp.
Breeding Your Own Feeder Insects: Mealworms
After crickets, mealworms are the second most popular feeder insect fed to reptiles. They are fairly easy to breed yourself.
Breeding Your Own Feeder Insects: Superworms
Superworms are very popular feeder insects for larger reptiles and they are fairly easy to breed yourself. Learn more >
General Terms Glossary: Reptiles
When you are reading through information pertaining to reptiles, it helps to know the jargon so you can better understand what is being said. The following list of general terms will clue you in on the lingo of the reptile world.
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Learn the Secrets of Cricket Breeding & Gut Loading

Raising your own crickets is particularly advantageous because the quality nutrition you provide can be passed on to your pet.
Hypovitaminosis A Prevention Tips
Although affecting mostly turtles and tortoises, any reptile can show the effects of Vitamin A deficiency.
Live Crickets & Mealworms Care Guide
Live feeder insects, particularly crickets & mealworms, are a staple of many popular pet reptile diets. In order for your reptile to get the most nutrition out of his diet, it's important to know how to properly care for your feeder insects.
Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles
Metabolic bone disease, aslso known as Fibrous Osteodystrophy, MBD is one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses among reptiles. Learn how to prevent it and recognize the symptoms.
Nutrition Terms Glossary: Reptiles
When you are reading through information pertaining to reptile nutrition, it helps to know the jargon so you will better understand what is being said.
Nutrition: Reptile Diet Recommendations
Nutritional needs of herptiles are determined by feeding habits, habitat, and the physiology of their digestive systems.
Pre-killed vs. Live Prey for Reptiles: Which is the Better Choice?
There are many reptiles that require whole prey items as part of a balanced diet. However, reptile owners often differ in their opinions of whether pre-killed or live prey is better. We recommend feeding pre-killed prey for a number of reasons.
Reptile Myths and Misconceptions
There are many myths floating around about reptiles, which can be detrimental to herps. In this article, we will debunk some of these myths to clear up the misconceptions you may have about herps and herp care.
Snake Feeding Tips
This feeding guide for snakes provides helpful tips about how to feed your pet snake, including when and where to feed it, whether it's better to feed live or pre-killed prey, and more.

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