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Old 25-12-2010, 10:45 PM
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I was just wondering how much per week you spend on feeding your ackies, say for instance for 2 ackies, because people have told me not to keep one ackie on his own as they are group reptiles?
Because as I am 14 and money is a factor with me I need to know what sort of costs I will be spending per week.
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Hi All
I was just wondering how much per week you spend on feeding your ackies, say for instance for 2 ackies, because people have told me not to keep one ackie on his own as they are group reptiles?
Because as I am 14 and money is a factor with me I need to know what sort of costs I will be spending per week.
Thanks
Ben
Group animals? Crock of sh*t, they can live happily as 1 or 1.1 or 1.2 or 1.3... no worries, no hard and fast rule.

They will eat in the region of a tenner a week? They can eat a mix of food other than inverts so this cost could be more or less. Obviously have a roach colony and its a lot cheaper to feed.
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oh right okay, how easy is it to breed roaches?
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Tub, food, heat and a little time. Its that simple.

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are ackies keen on mealworms do you know?
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My male would eat anything, the female only the aliens. They're not a favoured feeder compared to that of a gecko or beardie perhaps.

Crickets
Locusts
Roaches
Morios
Mealies
Wax worms
Pachnoda grubs
Silk / buffalo worms
Pinkies
Snipped up chicks
Egg (scrambled)

Mine were fed virtually a 100% invert diet.
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see ive bred mealies in the past, its reeeaaallly easy, so if i could do that I would be laughing! obviously not feeding solely on mealies but varying it between mealies crickets wax worms for treats, then when they get older virtually anything I can think of?
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Mine were fed virtually a 100% invert diet.


Which is nice n healthy! Mine will eat anything, both m & f, no bother. Again mostly invert diet, prefer fast moving and appear to love the chase!!



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Mine were fed virtually a 100% invert diet.


Which is nice n healthy! Mine will eat anything, both m & f, no bother. Again mostly invert diet, prefer fast moving and appear to love the chase!!



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Ive been looking at feeding videos on youtube and they look helarious to feed when young, quite clumsy
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They are great to watch feeding, at the moment mine are eating (and chasing around like lunatics) crickets and locusts, and once a week, pinkies. Wilk still have to try scrambled egg, but I've only had them just over a week
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