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    Crickets and Brumation

    Hi my beardie in the last few days has decided to go into Brumation. What is the best care for him during this time?
    I also have about 300 crickets what am I to do with them during Brumation. Should I just keep them alive until he decides to come out of Brumation?

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    There is many posts on brumation in the brumation section for further reading.
    Though best thing to do is just leave them be and turn heat/lights off.
    Make sure there comfortable and have a nice dark hide, even a towel over the enclosure for some extra peace.
    They can often wake up during this time for a few days if it becomes warmer and will soon crash when it cools again.
    If this happens and they are only awake for a short time its best not to offer any food/water.
    If they decide they want to stay awake and become more active then offer some food/water.
    They will usually sleep for around 3-4 months.

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    Thank you, I don't think I'm going to cope for 3-4 mths

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    it will be a strange time for your first brumation,I know it took me a couple of years to get used to it,you worry all the time," is he still alive?" "give him a poke to see if he moves?" A few years down the track you actually appreciate the break when you have a collection.
    As for the crix, you might as well set them free as they won't live till your dragon wakes up again.
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    Do you have, or know someone with chooks? My chooks love crickets!

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