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Bug Eating?

Postby RoxieRules » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:31 am

Rox has suddenly becoming very interested in eating bugs. All kinds of bugs. Stink bugs, spiders, crickets... you name it. SHe hunts them and eats them.

Is this bad for her? If it is how do I stop her from doing it? She is so stinkin' cute but she drives me nuts sometimes!! LOL

Help!

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby BrokenAquarian » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:51 pm

Bugs are yummy(to other animals) I doubt very much that they are bad for your dog - probably some good vitamins in there lol
If you want to teach the pup to leave the bugs alone, you need to teach a "Leave it" command.

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby RhysMom » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:02 pm

Rhys loves bugs too. They're fun for him to chase, and I don't have to worry about getting rid of them myself, so I let him have at it :P
he especially likes stink bugs, flies, and lightning bugs.

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby Munkos » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:42 pm

I encourage my guys to eat all things creepy crawly! I'm not a huge fan of most bugs - so the more bug hunters I have in my house, the better! Though it does make outside training difficult - Dante is already easily distracted with pretty much anything, bugs make it 10x worse! "Sit? Okay! Wait - mosquito!...okay now I sit mom..HOLD UP! Flies!" It also means if a wasp or bee gets in the house, I'm trying to fend off 5 animals who're all trying to eat it and trying to figure out how to get it myself without being stung, though.

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:27 pm

Flower thinks of stink bugs as a delicacy!
Capone loved Camel Crickets I just can't complain yet.
...they have increasing interest in potato bugs. I will encourage it!


Well ok, when Flower tries to kiss me after eating one lol
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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby littleCloClo » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:02 pm

PitBull-Lady wrote:Flower thinks of stink bugs as a delicacy!
Capone loved Camel Crickets I just can't complain yet.
...they have increasing interest in potato bugs. I will encourage it!


Well ok, when Flower tries to kiss me after eating one lol
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OMG that first bug is something I saw in my backyard today, and I've never seen one before! Weird!

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby littleCloClo » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:05 pm

Wait, what? THAT'S a stinkbug? :huh?: I guess I've only seen stink beetles. Hmmm

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:48 pm

There are different kinds of stink bugs but that is the "asian" stink bug. Apparently introduced to the US on purpose (insert eye roll here) they love doorways and window sills. So when you open your door they will fall out on you >yeah...

The best has been watching Flower chase FireFlys around at night I keep waiting to see her mouth glow, but apparently they taste bad to her lol

is this what you call a stink beetle? they come in green too maybe??
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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby littleCloClo » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:58 pm

Yup that's the stink beetle that is common out here; they stick their bums in the air before they let loose. They are gross!

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:18 pm

wow, maybe I'll put your area of the US on the low list of places to visit lol

then again, my area has raining bugs when you enter doorways lol

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby littleCloClo » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:35 pm

PitBull-Lady wrote:wow, maybe I'll put your area of the US on the low list of places to visit lol

then again, my area has raining bugs when you enter doorways lol


LOL - you really only see them out hiking, not all over. Please don't tell me that, we really want to move to northern VA!

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:29 pm

Hey if you come here I'm sure you'll be fine!
I'll send Flower and Capone to do a bug house sweep first for you before you move in :))

I forgot you are moving 'sometime' when you decide on a place, let us know, if you're in VA I'll give you my huge resource of vets, businesses etc.

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby Alyssa » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:42 pm

we used to explode sink bugs with bb guns so it would explode over the person that was next to them ... we called them "bug mines" .... ahhh the allure of playing war in the desert hills to bored kids LOL.

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby laxman11 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:01 am

RoxieRules wrote:Rox has suddenly becoming very interested in eating bugs. All kinds of bugs. Stink bugs, spiders, crickets... you name it. SHe hunts them and eats them.

Is this bad for her? If it is how do I stop her from doing it? She is so stinkin' cute but she drives me nuts sometimes!! LOL

Help!

debs

I had a dog once when I was younger, a doberman, who I think craved bees. He wouls seek them out and enjoy then it was weird as hell.

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Re: Bug Eating?

Postby RoxieRules » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:30 am

So I guess I'm worrying about NOTHING! LOL. Guess I'm an over-protective doggie mom. Thanks everyone for putting my mind at ease.

Oh and stink bugs are NASTY. And don't step on one, especially if its in your house, cuz they stink to high heaven!!!

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