It appears that if you bring an alligator lizard into your home, and he is thriving, that he will eat and eat and eat. In order that the proud parent of said lizard not have to go to the pet store every other day to buy more crickets, a “Cricket Keeper” was in store for us.
A Cricket Keeper is just a little plastic cage with dark tubes for the crickets to hide.
Of course if one is going to keep crickets as pets, one must feed and water them. We learned that crickets will drown if given a bowl of water to drink, so they have to be given these little gel like things and that is how they get their liquid. We also now have cricket food.
In addition to crickets, our lizard eats meal worms. We place the worms in this little cup and he eats them at his leisure. Usually two minutes after they have been added to the cage! Here he is looking for more food. Never mind he just ate five meal worms – one right after the other! – a few minutes ago.
Oh, and now he has a name, Baby Dino. How cute is that?!
This was super interesting. It took him a few days to shed, but it came off all in one piece. That brought about quite a bit of excitement in this household, I can tell you that!!