My bearded dragon would eat dead insects no problem.. but my chinese water dragon will much rather eat them alive. I tried mixing dead and alive but he's starting to be able to pick them out because they're crunchy. I like to soak em in water and try to pass them off as living for my pet. Dead meal worms for reptiles are overpriced at pet stores, they sell huge bag of em for cheap for birds at kroger.
I love calcium powder.. a small container like this will last you a really long time and it is very easy to dust crickets and meal worms. Reptiles run, and jump, and if you pet fell and brake a bone it could be fatal for him, that's why I recommend people to care about the nutrition and growth of their reptile with calcium powder and uvb lighting. Look for free calcium powder samples.
This is super awesome, I'm a big fan of reptile terrarium kits that have been put together to save you money and put together things that work well together. I found it a bit small for my pet but it will do for the meantime. Those stickers they put on the glass are extremely difficult and annoying to remove, I wish they would have thought of that. The bottom was leaking a little bit of water, but the problem seemed to have fixed itself. I was unable to find a light fixture for the top from the same company at the store but I found one that fit. I really like the terrarium concept, I will probably get a larger one in the future and decorate it in such a way as to take advantage of the vertical space.
These carpets have their pros and cons, so think about how fitting it will be with your pet. I used this for a pet awhile back that I was trying to keep from eating bedding. You will need to cut it to fit you aquarium. They're not the easier to clean. Biggest complaint is, I found meal worms that I was feeding my pet crawling underneath the carpet and hiding out for days.
These bulbs are very popular, I have seen them sold at every pet store and reptile show. People buy these often because they are very inexpensive compared to other ones. They come in 60w and 100w and maybe hotter, but consider how close your reptile gets to the bulb. If he needs a 100w but he's only an inch or 2 away from the bulb it might be better to go with the 60w. My only complaint about these is it doesn't say anything about offering uvb or help reptiles with vitamins.
These are really neat, it's cool that it comes as two pieces because what I do is, I have the steep one as a water bowl and then I use the shallow one as a feeding plate. I put my worms or vegetables in the plate so it doesn't get dirty with bedding and also the worms cant burrow underground. These also come in glow in the dark color, available at Uncle Bills.
One of the things I look for in decor is how my reptile will fit and adjust to it. Some decor provide crickets a hiding spot or give them protection from my pet. There's nothing I hate more than seeing a group or worms or crickets hiding and living away underneath decor or inside decor that my pet cant get to, to eat them.
It is exactly what you'd expect from a water spray bottle. What's nice about this is its nice compact small size, also the nozzle on the spray allows you to tighten or loosen the spray from a stream into a very fine mist. GREAT for humid pets. What I like to do is fill it up with warm water and then set it to a very fine mist and spray it in my terrarium to create almost like a foggy jungle environment.
Im not a big fan of these. Although I do believe having a gauge to read humidity is a must for a reptile terrarrium, I don't like how bit it is... it takes up too much space and then you also need another one for temperature. I prefer other choices that have both temp and humidity combined into a small display.
This is a great product. When I first got my chinese water dragon he seems dry and dirty. I gave him a bath and let him swim around, but he still seemed dehydrated. This product was okay to spray on him to hydrate and promote healthy skin, and it also increased the humidity in his terrarium. I was worried he wasn't opening one of his eyes due to dehydrating and after using this product he seems cleaner and healthier.