Locusts are an excellent source of essential protein and minerals for your pet reptile and they are an extremely popular choice of live food for reptiles. Live locusts can be used to feed reptiles (including bearded dragons), birds and fish and because they are alive have the additional benefit of being fun for your pet to hunt.
Locusts as Live Food FAQs
What are Locusts?
Locusts are an extremely popular live food that have many benefits over crickets. They do not bite your pet if you accidentally overfeed, they are not as noisy, they don’t escape as easily and are available in a range of sizes. Packed with protein they also give your pet a great hunting experience.
How do you keep live locusts?
Live locusts need a warm, well ventilated container and occasional feeding but are pretty hardy and easy to keep. Feed your locusts bran while keeping them alive and then fruit and vegetables in the days leading up to them being fed to your reptile.
How long do live locusts last?
Live locusts can live up to 6 months if kept in the proper conditions and fed appropriate amounts of food.