Price: $1.49 - $1.99

Size: pinky, fuzzy, & adult

Available in live and frozen

Rats

Mice

+ readily available

+ inexpensive 

+ easy to maintain

+ can be kept at room temperature with   food   and water

+ nonclimbing

​+ great staple food

Superworms

+

- uneaten adults will stridulate

​- require gut loading and dusting to         have beneficial calcium phosphorus       ratio

- Short lifespan

- usually subject to some die off

- potentially bad odor if container is not   properly maintained

Feeders

Calcium to phosphorus ratio should be 2:1


Carnivores should consume 25-60% protein, 30-60% fat, & less than 10% carbohydrate

Omnivores should consume 15-40% protein, 5-40% fat, & 20-75% carbohydrate

Herbivores should consume 15-35% protein, less than 10% fat, & 55-75% carbohydrate

Price: $2.99 - $9.99

Size: pup, small, medium, large, & jumbo

Available in live and frozen

- high in fat

​- not a great staple food

`40 @ $5.49

+ high in calcium

+ can be refrigerated to keep quiescent   and extend life

Price: 10 @ $1.00

+ readily available

+ inexpensive

+ easy to maintain

+ can be refrigerated to keep quiescent   and extend life

+ nonclimbing

​+ great staple food

Price: 50 @ $2.79

Mealworms

-

Price: 10 @ $1.00

​Sizes: Small, Medium, & Large

Crickets

- expensive

- not suitable as a staple food

+ high in protein

+ large size

+ great as a treat

$2.50 each

​Hornworms

Waxwoms

- Will eventually metamorphose into           beetles

- some reptiles may have difficulty           digesting chitinous exoskeleton

​- require gutloading

- will eventually metamorphose into         beetles if kept at room temperature

- some reptiles may have difficultly         digesting chitinous exoskeleton

- require gutloading

+ readily available

+ inexpensive

+ comparatively good source of nutrition

+ great staple food

+ most herps and insectivorous inverts     will readily accept them

Prey items come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and nutritional content. Make sure you select the correct feeder for your pet.