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Old 09-07-2018, 12:02 PM
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If you dont feed all your wax worms to your lizard and they manage to become silk moths (if you left the pot out of thefridge say....) - can you still feed them to your lizard?

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Old 09-07-2018, 12:10 PM
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I think they're just called wax moths, and they're perfectly fine to feed. Some of my guys love the moths, gives them something different to chase
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:07 PM
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Ok. Great.

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Old 09-07-2018, 04:26 PM
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I give them to my crested gecko too, but not too many, worms moths are fattening!
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You really shouldn't ! Wax moths have a high chance to impact a small Reptile
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:58 AM
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high chance if your husbandry is shocking perhaps!


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I feed my moths when they turn to my mantids and arboreal tarantualas, they love them.
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You really shouldn't ! Wax moths have a high chance to impact a small Reptile
I would think an young adult (18 month) Beardie should be alright, though?
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You really shouldn't ! Wax moths have a high chance to impact a small Reptile
They really don't. They are very soft bodied and if they had a high chance of causing impaction then I really don't know what live foods you could feed.

I feed them to my Paroedura species and have fed them to Sphaerodactylus, Gonatodes, etc. in the past without issues. You can't get much smaller than some of them.

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I would think an young adult (18 month) Beardie should be alright, though?
There is absolutely nothing to worry about.
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