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                    [post_content] => 

Every month, we're giving away a year supply of free feeder insects. 

And the rules are simple:

  1. Post a picture of your amazing pet, their kooky personalities, their adventurous habitats or anything else pet related.  But how do I do this?  Click the Start a Topic button in the upper right hand corner.  Upload your picture, and give it the title Cricket Contest.  
  2. Collect the most Critter Gold for the month (read below to find out more information on Critter Gold)
  3. And Boom!  You just won a year supply of FREE crickets

What is Critter Gold and how do I collect it?

Critter Gold is a reward system (see here).  Every community member has the opportunity to reward interesting posts with Critter Gold.  If you want to win a year supply of free crickets, post an interesting picture of your pet or habitat so that community members will reward your post with gold. And anytime you see amazing animals, interesting habitats, or anything else that strikes your fancy, be sure to reward that post with Critter Gold as well.

Announcing the Winners!

  • The winner will be announced within 48 hours by the end of each month.
  • The winner will be awarded a coupon code for 500 free crickets.  This coupon code will be honored for 12 purchases.
  • Winners may continue posting pictures, topics, and questions.  But they are not eligible to win until 12 months since they won.
  • And we will keep a running list of the winning posts listed here.

Past Winners

  1. February 2019 - 20 Critter Gold
  2. March 2019 - 21 Critter Gold
  3. April 2019 - 12 Critter Gold
  4. May 2019 - 11 Critter Gold
  5. June 20199 Critter Gold
  6. July 2019 - 15 Critter Gold
  7. August 2019 - 23 Critter Gold
  8. September 2019 - 48 Critter Gold
  9. October 2019 - 33 Critter Gold
  10. November 2019 - 5 Critter Gold
  11. December 2019 - 36 Critter Gold
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  1. We encourage you to post these pet related things: pictures, habitats, questions, and anything else pet related.
  2. The Critter Forum is for all ages.  Absolutely no adult content. Users will be banned and reported.
  3. Be kind.  Everyone here wants to learn, and become better care givers for their pets.  Help others by sharing tips, knowledge, products, and tutorial videos.
  4. Be respectful of other people’s opinions and ideas. It’s okay to disagree and have different opinions, but present your case tactfully.  Everyone here wants the same thing: good health and happiness for their pet.
  5. All posts must be relevant to the selected category.  For example, don’t discuss corn snakes on the bearded dragon category.
  6. All threads that are nothing but a ‘test’ or an ‘ad’ will be deleted.
  7. If you share irrelevant links, your comment or post will be deleted.  If the links are relevant to the thread, that’s fine. Please use your best judgment here.
  8. Please don’t use affiliate links in this forum. When you externally link, do it because you want to help someone, not because you see a quick opportunity to make some cash.
  9. Try to add value when you post. Don’t just type something along the lines of “What they said.”
  10. Use proper grammar to the best of your ability. We understand that English may not be everyone’s main language, but make an attempt. You won’t get in trouble for a misplaced comma or for typos, but it would help everyone if you could make sure everyone understands your message.
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He enjoys hanging out on his temple hide in the evenings and today he started shedding! He's got half his shed off in the picture and you can really see the difference with how bright he is now! He's a lil feisty (had never been handled before) and had to learn that worms are food too, but he's doing great now, exploring his new enclosure and finding all the places to hide in it! 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We started with a 20 gallon tank as a home and now have a 75 gallon with heat lamps and timers the and auto temperature controls so she stays nice and warm. As for fun she rides on her sister the dogs back around the house and chases crickets around her tank. She now has a family with two adults and two little girls that love her dearly. Please help her chase some crickets and win this contest. 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[post_title] => Cricket Contest Janet Jackson the Jackson's Chameleon [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-janet-jackson-the-jacksons-chameleon [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-17 11:52:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-17 16:52:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 65 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-janet-jackson-the-jacksons-chameleon/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4899 [post_author] => 417 [post_date] => 2020-01-15 11:53:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-01-15 16:53:07 [post_content] => Just wanted to share a little info about Princess Puff, our super sweet and very smart little Utah Beardie who has decided to sleep through all of winter. I wouldn't mind doing that myself. Last fall she started acting differently when she was outside. Yes, I would take her outside regularly to poop and let her roam around the yard. She loves to chase (and eat) wasps and has a favorite huge clover plant at the edge of the garden to play in and chow on. And on hot days she also loves to swim, dive and play in the wet grass under the sprinklers. But when it started getting colder she would sit in one spot in the yard and then when I wasn't looking, vanish. Yes, we lost her a few times but always found her sometime later. The last time was after a cold few days of rain. It was three days after she had run off and hid that she poked her head out from hiding under a tarp while I was working near it, looked up at me and said, "I'm sorry I ran away. I don't like the cold. Please take me in." Some owners leave their dragons in their cages and never let them out. I think that's cruel to the dragon. At least many let them run around in their house. We do that as well and even have a sunlamp we'll put by a big front window where she'll bask on a big princess pillow and look out at the world. But when she needs to do her business she'll jump down, go to the back glass door and scratch at it wanting out. So we let her out. But we are working on methods to keep track of her when she decides to play hide-and-seek, which she's very good at. Her palace is in a quite extra bedroom and we don't have kids bugging her so after her last uncomfortable stint outside she decided she was done with the cold weather, did a super poop, crawled under her palace tree in a cave and went to sleep. The short of the long story here is she started this in late September. It's now the middle of January and she has shown no intention of being fully active again, yet. I take her out every 10 days or so to let her soak in warm water until she's had enough, dry her off in her spa towel, put her on her tree under the warm sunlamp and offer her something to eat. For the first few months she wouldn't eat anything but the last few months she's had a few bites of fresh pea pod and beans. She loves those. She also ate a little cucumber and apple last time. She'll be bright-eyed and hang out under her sun for a while then just as I think she might be awake for good, heads back into her cave and says "Goodnight." So given her behavior, I don't expect her to actually become active again until spring. Around March maybe? We have a pool going on a wake-up month. My wife keeps saying we should wake her up now. I keep saying we need to let her do what she wants to do. She's a smart dragon. When it gets warm and she wants to be social again she'll let us know. Until then... 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He came in a dry 10G with just some gravel/sand and a hide and bowl, so I've moved him to a 20G with a forest setup and proper light now! He enjoys hanging out on his temple hide in the evenings and today he started shedding! He's got half his shed off in the picture and you can really see the difference with how bright he is now! He's a lil feisty (had never been handled before) and had to learn that worms are food too, but he's doing great now, exploring his new enclosure and finding all the places to hide in it! 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