switched to larger crickets

jonr

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i recently switched to larger crickets for my male veiled and he usually eats around 20 small crickets a day and the past few days i went to larger ones and he is eating around 6, but today and yesterday he ate only 2 is it normal or these crickets might be to big?
 

jonr

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he is about 5 months guessing from size. The crickets are around 1/2, when he eats them it takes a few lil bites but he gets them down without a problem... if he doesnt eat by tomorrow ill switch back to the smaller ones
 

Psi

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It's possible he could be intimidated by the cricket size.
If you can get 3/8s size, that would probably work better for you for another month or so till he feels safer eating 1/2s

Only 1 of my chams has been intimidated by proper sized crickets, but he got over it in around a week or two. The rest of my chams wont eat smaller crickets, they're too boring for them.
 

jonr

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It's possible he could be intimidated by the cricket size.
If you can get 3/8s size, that would probably work better for you for another month or so till he feels safer eating 1/2s

Only 1 of my chams has been intimidated by proper sized crickets, but he got over it in around a week or two. The rest of my chams wont eat smaller crickets, they're too boring for them.
i hope so, I'm going to get smaller crickets tomorrow cause he just won't eat them...
 

Ethan

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Same problem

My female has eaten large crickets like she will never get another since she was only about half grown. My male is a much more picky eater. He is scared to death of large crickets,so I have to feed him lots of the small. This has went on for as long as I have had him as a baby and he is full grown now. My theory is that he is a giant baby as he doesnt like me at all and is scared and hides everytime i see him (which i wish I could find a way to stop) where as my girl eats superworms and crickets out of my hand. I think that he just has a differant personality but Im no expert.
 
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