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 Post subject: Cricket escaping ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:19 am 
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Hi guys i was wondering if anyone has ever had a problem with crickets escaping when using a kricket keeper , as i have just pruchased one for when i get my beardie and my mum really dont like the thought of crickets in the house but no where else pput em so i just wanted know who has had any experience with a kricket keeper in regards to them escaping

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket escaping ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:04 pm 
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I found my cricket keeper very good - but you do always seem to get the odd escapee. Unfortunately they tend to end up under the bed and chirp all night! :shock:

They also seem to end up in the bath.....

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket escaping ?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:54 pm 
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We had a problem with escaping crickets from the cricket keeper and we had to stop using it. I tried to make sure all available holes were blocked up but they still escaped!

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket escaping ?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:13 am 
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ah rite thats not going please me parents lol i prob best of keeping them in the garage then and as for chirping i was going get silent ones and all the holes dont seem be big enough for a cricket to get out of as there rectangular hole vents thats it

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:33 am 
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The silent ones still chirp! :lol: I don't think I ever got a box of silent crickets with them all silent. I used to like the sound. I prefer locusts though. If they escape i'm not as bothered because they hop rather than run so they're easier to catch.

I use one of those small animal tanks for my locusts. There's a little hatch/window at the top you can open and pick them out and they're well ventilated. I put my hand over the hatch when I open it so they can't get out, they just pick them out as required. Easy access for putting food in daily for them too.


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 Post subject: Re: Cricket escaping ?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Better than the none silent ones tho lol i was told not to feed locusts tht much as there like the rump steak to a beardie altho the hopping is easier lol and as long as the crickets dont jump all is good :P

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:49 am 
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I haven't given Tia any crickets in ages as I dont like the thought of them running around. ha ha
I was thinking of getting some today though as they are so much cheaper than locusts

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:29 pm 
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yer its best to start of with crickets as once ya on locusts its expensive and also hard to get them on to crickets a locust is like a steak to us :P

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:13 pm 
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Yeah Ive just always fed her on locust since I got her over a year ago. Her previous owner would sometimes feed her on crickets but she was the same as me and didn't like them so locust was main Livefood. Ive just been to pet shop in my lunch break and brought some large "apparently silent" brown crickets fresh in today so will see how she gets on tonight. Lol.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:28 pm 
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you will have keep us updated :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:43 pm 
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Can they eat butternut squash? Ive got loads left as Tia didn't touch it when I try and feed it to her

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yer they eat most veg just feed them wat you would feed ya beardie

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket escaping ?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:36 pm 
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Stupid Question as ive never brought crickets before.. Some of them have a black stick think coming out of the back of them. what is that?

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket escaping ?
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nor had i till i brought my bd all i do is put them in me cricket keeper and feed em daily on veg ( the same stuff i wud giv me bd and i dont really look at em in detail so i dont kno what thing u mean

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:42 pm 
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Never again will I buy crickets. Horrible little things.. Tia really struggled to catch them so I had to try so I could hand feed her. They don't smell too great that noise is horrible. :s
Think ill stick to Dubai roaches and locust from now on as I like handling those

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