Crickets to free range or not, that is the question.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jlfr, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jlfr

    Jlfr Member

    Please just post a yes or no, unscientific poll.
     
  2. PTCham

    PTCham Member

    Yes
     
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  3. snortz21

    snortz21 Member

    Yes. Promotes natural hunting behavior
     
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  4. Graves923

    Graves923 Avid Member

    Yes.

    I normally cup feed to monitor my chams food intake but I do free range feed a few times per week for enrichment
     
  5. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    No! I'm not building a free range for the crickets.:p:ROFLMAO:
    Not what you were asking???
    Still, No, I can't stand having those little F'ers making noise all over the house if they escape.
     
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  6. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Chameleon Enthusiast

    I absolutely hate crickets and find it much easier to just cup feed them. When I try to free range them, they just fall all over the place like they've never walked a day in their lives. Fall off the screen, fall off the plants, and end up on the bottom of the enclosure trying to hide underneath the plants and such, which is annoying because I don't want my cham at the bottom of the enclosure hunting.

    However,
    I do like find that my cham enjoys hunting significantly more than cup feeding, so I provide him with house/blue bottle/black soldier flies which get him moving all over the place as they buzz about. In my experience, free ranging is preferable, just not with those darn crickets (although I know many people think otherwise! :p
     

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