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                    [post_content] => The Critter Forum is a place where new and experienced pet owners can post pictures, habitat guides, questions, and tips about all things related to pets.  We all want the same thing: good health and happiness for our pets.  So let's keep this place friendly, constructive, and supportive by following some basic rules:
  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. No brigading or trolling.  Everyone wants to be an amazing pet-parent.  Rude remarks, trolling, and brigading doesn't encourage this, and discourages everyone from participating and learning.
  6. All posts must be relevant to the selected category.  For example, don’t discuss corn snakes on the bearded dragon category.
  7. All threads that are nothing but a ‘test’ or an ‘ad’ will be deleted.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Try to add value when you post. Don’t just type something along the lines of “What they said.”
  11. 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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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 (important: the month that your picture is posted, is the monthly contest that you are eligible to win).  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 also use these coupons to purchase other feeders like superworms, dubia roaches, and black soldier fly larva.
  • 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
  12. January 2020 - 49 Critter Gold
  13. February 2020 - 23 Critter Gold
  14. March 2020 - 24 Critter Gold
  15. April 2020 - 61 Critter Gold
  16. May 2020 - 38 Critter Gold
  17. June 2020 - 93 Critter Gold
  18. July 2020 - 42 Critter Gold
  19. August 2020 - 36 Critter Gold
  20. Setpember 2020 - 8 Critter Gold
  21. October 2020 - 25 Critter Gold
  22. November 2020 - 15 Critter Gold
  23. January 2021 - 56 Critter Gold
  24. March 2021 - 17 Critter Gold
  25. May 2021 - 58 Critter Gold
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We are first time frog owners and I have been doing a lot of research and thought I had set their habitat up quite well with everything they needed. As I mentioned they were about 8 months old, I replaced their water almost weekly with 80% bottled mineral water, the tank has a filter. its a 30/70 water to land paludarium. We keep the humidity between 60 - 80% and the temperature does not go below 18 degrees Celsius. we started them off on baby crickets and mealworms, as they got older we switched to super worms and larger crickets. when the season changed they started eating a lot less and stopped eating super worms all together. at the start of winter I added a 50W black heat globe approximately 200mm from the ground which they thoroughly enjoyed and spent most of their time under basking. their ground is made up of coco fiber, plants and stones, there are spring tales in the tank for housekeeping. Like I said it was business as usual and within a week 2 have died, the third is berried and I don't want to disturb it till we have some good advise on how to proceed. My only suspicions is that there could be too much food in the tank(I always make sure there are 2 - 3 crickets walking around)? any advice would be appreciated. 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[post_title] => Cricket Contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-906 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-20 15:41:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-20 19:41:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 64 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-906/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 27101 [post_author] => 18230 [post_date] => 2021-06-21 20:33:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-22 00:33:32 [post_content] => Hello! I am new here! My crestie, Timone (yes, from Lion King), is about 5 months old right now. About a month ago, I decided that it was time to feed the little one some live food, so I bought 5 little crickets to see how he’d react. I placed the bag of crickets at the top of his terrarium and walked away for a few seconds. I came back to his tank and he was perched up on his rock staring at the bag of crickets (good sign to me, right?). Happily, I opened the tank and used metal critter tongs to feed him the cricket. He was on it like white on rice!! Proud dad, I fed him the rest of the crickets. It seems that since then, he’s become extremely aggressive. The week after that, I wanted to try and see what would happen if I left a cricket in the tank for him to hunt down. Seemed like he enjoyed that too because he was super active throughout the night. His aggressiveness has become even more evident as he periodically head butts the tank. He also doesn’t want to be handled and shy’s away/turns his back to me when I approach his tank to have him walk onto my hand. I originally had a printed 8x11 photo of what looked like a forest and I thought maybe he was thinking it was real so I took it down and replaced it with some plain cardboard. As you can probably tell, I’ve been playing this guessing game trying to figure out what the little guy wants. He has enough hiding spots and his tanks temp and humidity are fairly consistent with the standards. Should I just wait and see if he’ll get over this phase? Any advice would be helpful! [post_title] => New crested gecko parent needs helps! 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    [post_title] => Cricket contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-900 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-13 15:26:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-13 19:26:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 65 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-900/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 27070 [post_author] => 18217 [post_date] => 2021-06-17 14:59:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-17 18:59:31 [post_content] => Chameleons are great! My Big Blue is very friendly, loves to wander the tops of furniture. He recognizes the family but hesitates going to strangers. Much smarter than you’d think. [post_title] => Chameleons are the best! Mine loves chasing and munching on crickets 🦗 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => chameleons-are-the-best-mine-loves-chasing-and-munching-on-crickets-%f0%9f%a6%97 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-17 14:59:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-17 18:59:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 65 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/chameleons-are-the-best-mine-loves-chasing-and-munching-on-crickets-%f0%9f%a6%97/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 27122 [post_author] => 18239 [post_date] => 2021-06-23 05:28:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-23 09:28:27 [post_content] => Hi Guys, My daughter and I are quite heartbroken and confused after the death a week apart of 2 of our 3, 8 month old Pixie frogs(got from the wild). We are first time frog owners and I have been doing a lot of research and thought I had set their habitat up quite well with everything they needed. As I mentioned they were about 8 months old, I replaced their water almost weekly with 80% bottled mineral water, the tank has a filter. its a 30/70 water to land paludarium. We keep the humidity between 60 - 80% and the temperature does not go below 18 degrees Celsius. we started them off on baby crickets and mealworms, as they got older we switched to super worms and larger crickets. when the season changed they started eating a lot less and stopped eating super worms all together. at the start of winter I added a 50W black heat globe approximately 200mm from the ground which they thoroughly enjoyed and spent most of their time under basking. their ground is made up of coco fiber, plants and stones, there are spring tales in the tank for housekeeping. Like I said it was business as usual and within a week 2 have died, the third is berried and I don't want to disturb it till we have some good advise on how to proceed. My only suspicions is that there could be too much food in the tank(I always make sure there are 2 - 3 crickets walking around)? any advice would be appreciated. [post_title] => Lost 2 Bullfrog(Pixie frogs) in 1 week [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lost-2-bullfrogpixie-frogs-in-1-week [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-23 05:28:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-23 09:28:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 69 [guid] => https://critterfam.com/forums/topic/lost-2-bullfrogpixie-frogs-in-1-week/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 1494 [max_num_pages] => 187 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => 1 [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 15bb807e07d792477400acf9c38b332f [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) [posts_per_page] => 8 [paged] => 1 [pagination_links] => 1 2 3 185 186 187 )