My chicks are eating my reptile food!! Is it okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by willow, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. willow

    willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, in my office I have my chicks, of course, and 1 batch is 1 wk old, the other is 2 days. I also have my geckos and frogs in there. I was feeding my slimey's and dropped a few crickets. Boy, those chicks flew after them!! So, I figured I'd give them more. They wouldn't even let me put them in the boxes for them, they jumped at me as I held the crickets above them!! It was great and funny to watch.
    My question is this- When I do get crickets and mealworms, they are bought through the mail and have not been exposed to pesticides or etc. I do gut load them, which is when I feed them special food that has vitamins, minerals and calcium. I assume that this would be fine, I mean, look what they eat outside. I also raise Dubia cockroaches to feed to my reps. For them they are really good and easy to digest.

    So, what do you think??

    I guess they are spoiled already [​IMG] that didn't take long!!![​IMG]
     
  2. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only feed my day olds and week olds chick starter. Probably as far as the feed goes the reptiles and chicks has different nutrition requirements especially if the reptile food has too much calcium in it.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The crickets themselves are quite fine; however the calcium that you gut load them with is probably not such a good idea with chicklets.
     
  4. willow

    willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought also but I always have to consult the "EGG"sperts!! [​IMG]
     

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