By Kaei - 21/08/2015 20:09 - United States - San Francisco
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I've done this before and it sucks! We have a bearded dragon, and depending on where we get crickets the boxes are sometimes TERRIBLE. We have a plastic (fully ventilated) cricket keeper, but being a new beardie owner I left the crickets alone for a minute while unpacking my truck. Bad, bad, idea...
As a reptile owner myself, I know the pain of lost crickets. I would recommend you place a bunch of glueboards to catch as many as possible.
Standard crickets are fine, but if it's those creepy as fuck black ones, I'm with #5. (Also having lost repitle food in the house before and being a light sleeper, I have definitely reached the "blowtorch" point of rage with the lost crickets in my room on weeknights)
That sucks but you should've kept them in a more protected box...
They probably planned to, the petstores give you boxes a fair chunk of the time but they are terrible cricket keepers. My guess (based on my own actions) is that OP trusted the pet store box a little more than they should've, especially since tape doesn't work well with ALL kinds of cardboard.
#8, That's exactly what happened to me when I had turtles years ago. I hid the box and went to have a shower. My very young sister at the time crawled in to look at the turtles, but heard the crickets and found/opened them up. It was so gross and I got in loads of trouble at the time from my mother!