Feeder costs

How much do you spend on feeders monthly?

  • $.99 - $25.00

    Votes: 172 51.3%
  • $25.00 - $50.00

    Votes: 68 20.3%
  • $50.00 - $100.00

    Votes: 46 13.7%
  • $100.00 - $250

    Votes: 34 10.1%
  • $250 - $500

    Votes: 7 2.1%
  • more than $500

    Votes: 8 2.4%

  • Total voters
    335

Kylerbassman

New Member
Messages
332
Location
PA
Including CGD for my crested, I'm only pushing 15-20 a month. Man I could even Imagine needing as much as some of you guys
 

JM_Daniels

New Member
Messages
29
Location
U.S.
Those of you that are spending well over $100-$500.... is that because you have many animals? Are you buying all of your feeders or breeding? It just seems like a ton of money to be spending on pet food!
 

Angrychair

New Member
Messages
89
Location
Missouri
$0 I have a dubia and meal worm colony well established. You didn't say feeder food counts :D

Feeding my frilled dragon, multiple tarantulas and 3 leopard geckos.
 

SC Geckos

New Member
Messages
854
Location
here
I have about 30 geckos and I only spend about $30 every 3 - 4 months on mealworms. I breed my own mealworms but I have to buy some every few months to hold me over while the baby worms grow and to get new beetles. I also have a dubia colony that started wiith 50 and is now well over 1500.
 

Tongue Flicker

Hardcore Animal Lover
Messages
608
Location
Madina't Isa, Bahrain
For just my leo, i'd say about a $.99-$1

With all of my pets combined plus my currency converted to dollars, on a monthly basis more or less $10-$15. 90% of my pets virtually eat the same thing; i.e. superworms, mealworms, crickets, feeder fish which makes their upkeep easy. Besides, 99% of my pets eat on a weekly basis with the exception of my hedgehogs. (May change next year since i plan to add a couple or five more pets LOL)
 
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Akari_32

Member
Messages
454
Location
Florida
I have three leopard geckos. Two eat normal amounts (2-3 supers, 10-15 meal worms, or 3-6 crickets per feeding) and one just eats and eats! I spend more than double feeding three than i did feeding two. I have no idea where my youngest puts it all! I currently spend about $3-8 on feeders every week, buying 1-3 times a weeks, depending on what I want to feed. I just started my meal worm colony though, so that should change here soon!
 

MsTwo EntFeeders

New Member
Messages
8
Location
Juneau, AK
I spend on average 100-150 per month, sometimes more---sometimes a little less depending on season and so forth. I really like variety so I often will get Phoenix worms for the ones that will eat them. Sometimes I spend extra when I buy horns or butter worms so that can take it up to over 250 a month. Just depends. I would like to get more dubia so I can rely more on dubia. I have been saving most of my dubia for hatchlings and building my colony back up.
 

DeerH

New Member
Messages
2
Location
Belleview, FL
Probably $2 a month in food for the mealworms which I then feed to my geckos and quail. Reducing that in the near future by possibly growing my own veggies... once I get a fence up to keep the goats out of the garden, anyway. Initial cost will shoot up pretty drastically, but future cost will be just the seeds and $/hr in labor to grow. I need more worm bins too, they're crowding so much the surface moves if you touch it. /shudders

Hoping to find a non-climbing roach I can have in FL to breed feeders from too. That'll probably raise my feed bill to $5 a month though. I need more geckos....
 
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