Can crickets carry diseases?

Discussion in 'Leopard Geckos' started by _Jeff_, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. _Jeff_

    _Jeff_ Embryo

    We've had our leopard gecko about 4 months and we feed it primarily meal worms. I decided to offer it crickets for a change about a week ago. I bought several small crickets and it ate 2-3 immediately. Ever since it ate the crickets it stopped eating altogether. I also noticed that all of the crickets I bought were dead the next day. Do crickets carry diseases that can be passed along to the gecko? Its been about 5 days since it ate mealworms. When should I worry? Also, it just sheaded but usually it still eats after sheading. Thanks.
  2. Leo expert

    Leo expert Embryo

    My crickets normally die off within 3-5 days. Do the crickets have food and water? To answer your question about diseases, no IF they are bought from a pet store. If you are catching them from the wild theirs a good chance they might have disease.

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