I am a huge reptile lover, and I have a leopard gecko, and I might adopt another one, but I was wondering how everyone here feels about feeding reptiles crickets, mealworms, waxworms, etc..
Reptiles need live food to survive (unless frozen rats/mice), so I don’t really care too much about feeding her the live insects, but how do you guys feel about that?
… If they weren’t living successfully they would have died out many many many years ago. I’m sure the ones that aren’t bred in pet store warehouses are doing quite well in their natural habitat. Wikipedia says their natural habitat is the “rocky, dry grassland and desert regions of south-Asian Afghanistan, Pakistan, north-west India, and some parts of Iran.”
I don’t have a problem with the fact that they need live food to survive, but I do have a problem with them being kept as pets. It’s good that you’re adopting them since they would have needed a new home anyways, but I don’t think they should have been taken from the wild and sold in a pet store in the first place. Even if you take them out of their tank for a little while everyday, I still don’t think it’s fair for them to be cooped up in there for the other 22 hours a day. At least the one you have now will have a friend soon, but how does that work out? I assume if you get the same sex they’d kill each other, since that’s how other species are, but if you get the opposite sex can’t they have little baby geckos?
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