- What is the consensus on the list about when to start crickets with young
Anolis. As most of you are aware, a cricket can be almost as formidable a
predator as it is a prey item depending on the relative size of the animal.
My baby A. lucius can take 1/4" crickets with no problem, but the allisoni
are small when they hatch and so I have been feeding them D. hydei up to
now, although I have started feeding the 1/4" to my 6 oldest allisoni.
I would not advise feeding waxworms (even the tiny ones) as Anolis often
have trouble swallowing and digesting them.
- At 15:13 01/06/98 -0400, you wrote:
>From: NTM <nmanwari@...>I think Thomas pretty well said it...hatchling crickets are smaller than D.
>What is the consensus on the list about when to start crickets with young
hydei. In my experience, however, the movement patterns (or the body shape,
whatever) of the flies appeal more to the lizards than the movements of the
>I would not advise feeding waxworms (even the tiny ones) as Anolis oftenI haven't observed those problems (but then again, most of my hatchlings
>have trouble swallowing and digesting them.
are probably already larger than many of your adults). The main problem I
have experienced with waxworms is that it can be nearly impossible to get a
lizard to eat something else after they have tasted waxworms.
Zainal L. Haberham, MSc
Dept. of Laboratory Animal Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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