Live Food 101

Benefits and proper care for feeding your reptile

Live Food 101

Reptiles are fascinating creatures that make great pets, but their dietary needs can be complex. One of the most important aspects of reptile nutrition is the use of live food. Live food, such as crickets, worms, and other insects, is an excellent way to provide your reptile with the nutrients they need to thrive.

When it comes to nutrition, live food is much more beneficial for reptiles than pre-packaged or frozen food. Live food contains essential nutrients, such as protein, calcium, and vitamins, that are essential for the growth and development of reptiles. Feeding your reptile live food also simulates their natural diet, which can help reduce stress and improve overall health.

Insects are also an excellent source of protein, which is essential for reptiles. Protein is required for the growth and repair of tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Crickets, for example, contain about 65% protein, while worms contain about 75% protein.

Calcium is another essential nutrient that reptiles need for healthy growth and development. Calcium is necessary for the formation and maintenance of healthy bones, and it also plays a role in muscle function, blood clotting, and nerve function. Live food, such as crickets and worms, are an excellent source of calcium.

Vitamins are also an important part of a reptile's diet. Vitamins A, D3, and E are all essential for the growth and development of reptiles. Live food, such as crickets, contain these vitamins, which help to keep your reptile healthy and happy.

When it comes to storage and keeping live food alive for longer, proper care and maintenance is key. At Reptili, we offer a variety of products to make this process easy and convenient for you. The HabiStat Livefood Care Packs, HabiStat Cricket Diet, Eco Pak, and HabiStat H2O Balls are all designed to keep live food alive and healthy for longer periods of time.

HabiStat Livefood Care Pack provides the perfect solution to extending the lifespan of your livefood. Comprising of one pot of HabiStat Insecta Shot (15g) and one pot of HabiStat H2O Balls (20g), this care pack is designed to help nourish and hydrate your livefood, keeping it fresher for longer! Not only does this benefit your livefood but you can be confident that your reptile is being fed the best! 

The HabiStat Cricket Diet is a specially formulated food for crickets, which provides them with all the essential nutrients they need to stay alive and healthy for longer periods of time.

The Eco Pak is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional live food containers. It's made from 100% recycled materials and is fully compostable.

The HabiStat H2O Balls are specially designed to keep live food hydrated for longer periods of time. These balls are made of a specially formulated gel that absorbs water and slowly releases it, keeping live food hydrated for longer periods of time.

By using these products, along with proper care and maintenance, you can ensure that your live food stays alive and healthy for longer periods of time. This not only benefits your reptile's health, but it also saves you time and money in the long run.

If you're looking to save money on your reptile's live food, subscribing can be a cost-effective option. By subscribing, you'll receive regular deliveries of live food at a discounted price, often saving you 10% or more compared to buying live food on an as-needed basis. With a subscription, you won't have to worry about running out of food for your reptile and you'll always have a steady supply on hand. Plus, the convenience of having live food delivered directly to your door is an added bonus! Consider subscribing to live food for your reptile to enjoy the cost benefits and peace of mind.

Reptili is committed to providing you with the best products and the best customer service. Please come see us in-store at 3 Scalford Drive learn more about our products and services or contact us with any questions you may have.

Happy reptile keeping!

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