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My little boy was given three locusts yesterday (don't ask, it was a strange day) and I'm trying to figure out what I need to be doing. A lot of the info online is geared towards breeding them for reptile food which isn't that helpful. Could anybody help me with the following questions please?
1) How much space do they need to be happy?
2) The little tank we were given has slit vents in, are they likely to get out?
3) Best thing to put down for them? I used Carefresh yesterday as that's what we had in for our rabbit, but the little guys have pooped A LOT so I think I'm going to need a cheaper option.
4) Last thing - odds on them breeding? I'd rather avoid. Do I just encourage one of them to dodge the washing up, tell another that the others said it was getting fat etc to kill the mood?

Thanks in advance. And yes, I'm aware that I'm posting on a reptile forum and all of my pets are snake food ?
 

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Thank you, that's all really helpful! I'll look up the formula now.
I'm a bit confused about heat etc. Most of what I've read says they're fine without it, is that not true? Please excuse any stupid questions, this is totally new to me and I want to make sure I look after them properly. They're in a warm spot at the moment and seem pretty active.
Oh and Carefresh is an animal bedding/litter that we use for our house bunny, all I had to hand. I think the locusts are going to need cleaning out daily so it would mount up! Essential expenses for them are a different matter :)
 
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