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sami*
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PostSubject: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   4/21/2010, 6:57 am

I am researching keeping scorpions as I plan to get my first emperor scorpion within the next few weeks. I read some were that adult scorpions enjoy the occasional pinkie (baby mouse) as a treat is this true? Sam x
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PostSubject: Re: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   4/21/2010, 10:06 am

No.

Never feed your scorps any vertebrate of any kind.
Mice are too high in calcium and can have detrimental effects. Also, they will leave a bloody mess all over the enclosure which you will have to clean up.

List of all the feeders you can use:
1) Crickets
2) Locust
3) Roaches
4) An occasional meal worm.

I don't think I've missed anything?

Hope this helps Smile

Edit: I asked this same question when I first joined and so I know how confusing it can be to find the right answer.
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PostSubject: Re: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   4/21/2010, 2:02 pm

i couldnt have said it better binksy
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PostSubject: Re: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   5/1/2010, 4:58 am

When I was new to the hobby and before I found useful forums such as these ones, I had a pair of P.imp's , and the shopkeeper I got them from said to feed them

"you know, stuff they'd find in the wild.. any bugs you can catch, baby mice, little lizards, crickets, etc" At the time of purchase he sold me a little anole lizard for like a buck to feed them once they got home. Well anoles are fast and scorpions are slow, not to mention the anole pretty much stayed as high up and far away as the scorpions as possible, and the scorpions dug a burrow and stayed down there the entire time. So I tried a pinky mouse, and let me tell you, they did kill it, and eat some of it, and then after a bit the worst stink came out of their tank, and I had to disrupt everything and clean up the gooey and disgusting mess of the pinky. Stick with bugs IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   5/1/2010, 9:52 am

yeah pinkys get pretty disgusting after they cast the remains off =/

dude you cant go wrong with crickets and other feeder insects
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PostSubject: Re: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   5/25/2010, 9:13 am

EWom wrote:


"you know, stuff they'd find in the wild.. any bugs you can catch, baby mice, little lizards, crickets, etc" At the time of purchase he sold me a little anole lizard for like a buck .
Where can I get a little lizard for a buck?? Ha ha, thats not a bad deal for a cheap pet:P
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PostSubject: Re: Given adult scorpion Pinkies?   5/27/2010, 5:11 am

they hang around termite mounds in the wild and feasdt on termites and take over their burrows do they not? not hunt mice and lizards - i was told to give them the occasional pinky when i first started keeping but tbh they seem happy enough on crickets and locusts
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