The product which is being offered here is the high-quality live Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria). Our fresh, healthy, premium quality live Locusts make an excellent choice for insect-eating reptiles, amphibians, and other exotic pets. Being active during the day they are well suited to diurnal (day-active) lizards such as bearded dragons and won’t hide away or make a noise like some live food species. Always feed as part of a gut loaded, varied diet.
Locusts are now the most common species of live food in the United Kingdom. There are many reasons for this: they are more attractive than crickets, don’t escape as easily, don’t make a sound and are available in sizes from 10 mm to 80 mm. They are particularly good for large animals (such as bearded dragons) or for arboreal animals such as chameleons since they like to climb upwards when placed in a vivarium.
Being totally vegetarian in the wild, Locusts are not very aggressive and so will not often bite the animals they are supposed to be feeding – through any hungry or thirsty insect can potentially nip. After purchase, Locusts should be transferred to a well-ventilated container of appropriate size and held at about 25°C. Although they are vegetarian, feeding them too much green food can actually kill them. They should have constant access to a high-quality dry insect food, such as ProRep Bug Grub, and a small amount of green food each day which should be eaten in less than 12 hours.
It is suggested that to ensure the freshness of this product that orders are placed on a weekly basis. We combine the shipping cost if you order more fish or other goods. Please carefully check our Delivery Conditions before you place an order.