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Old 06-11-2009, 08:06 PM
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Whats best for baby beardie the black or the brown crickets? they told me in pet shop that black are better as they are a bit slower giving babies a better chance to catch them, is this correct?
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:09 PM
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Either will do!! Giving them brown gives them a chance to exercize more and work for their meal. Gte both!
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:11 PM
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Black are slower, slightly more meaty, and can survive a bit more humidity, so sometimes last better. They are more agressive though than the brown ones!

Either will do. I feed whichever ones are the right size!
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:16 PM
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Talk about more agressive they dont keep them in the bags at my reptile shop anymore coz they munch their way through! They keep them in a big black bin now!
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I bought the black today and they look like beetles yuk I dont like the look of them think i prefere the brown ones lol,
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Na i defnitley prefere the black ones! I keep them in a tiny glass viv and they are alot easire to pick up and chuck in with the bosc!!
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My beardies and tarantulas seem to prefer brown, they are softer, the black ones have a harder shell. Brown ones are more jumpy than the black ones but you can always slow them down by putting them in the fridge for a bit beforehand. I have had a few nasty bites off the black ones in the past!
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I have had a few nasty bites off the black ones in the past!
Hope you didn't lose any fingers......
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:41 PM
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I bought the black today and they look like beetles yuk I dont like the look of them think i prefere the brown ones lol,
Hi there as i told you when you bought the babies they like the brown ones,
also they love mealworm and they do not do them any harm as you saw from the rest that i have they are all getting bigger and shedding well The black crickets bite and they nip also they make a lot of noise
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I am going to get them some brown tomorrow,
I have just had the babies out and they looking to come out again.

hi ellie, have you sold anymore? these 2 are gorgeous I am so pleased with them
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