‘Tobias’

  • They are indeed very social. Toby LOVES hanging out with Luke. It doesn’t want to go back in it’s tank even. It loves snuggling and as you can see in the photo…prefers to nap in the caring hands of his attentive owner.
  • They eat salad. I’ve learned that I’m supposed to give it a mix of kale or other certain greens, sweet potato, apples, bell peppers and berries, for example.
  • They eat upwards of 10–20 crickets per day.
  • It’s really fun to watch Tobias eat it’s cricket breakfast. Not only does our Morkie Daisy find it interesting, the circle of life display that happens when our beardie is hunting down the bugs is something I think many humans find intriguing…right?
  • Apparently I should be feeding it water via syringe or dropper as the animals don’t get quite enough fluid via the salad alone and it won’t just drink from it’s water dish. Can anyone confirm this and how the heck do I do such a thing? I’ve tried putting the dropper near it’s mouth but Toby isn’t all that keen to take it that way. I’m not into prying it’s mouth open nor would that be nice so I’m stuck as to what I should do? Open to all suggestions! Thanks!
  • I have to make the crickets look like Marv and the bag of cement incident from Home Alone 2. Yes, I need to take white calcium powder (which I haven’t learned why yet) and dust the crickets in them before they get put in the tank.
  • Tobias really likes this braided rope hammock thing that suctions to the sides of the tank.
  • Their poop is actually quite big…and white-ish.
  • They don’t pee separately from their poop, it all comes out in one.
  • You need to wash your hands after every interaction as they can spread salmonella.
  • I’m not sure when I will need a bigger tank, not sure how to use the vitamin powder, I’m still unsure of how many crickets it should be getting and I don’t know how big it will grow.
  • Lastly, they are truly really cute and we are all glad Toby is now part of our family.

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Becky Boughton - 'SOME STUFF TO CONSIDER...'

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