Happy New Year!
The other day April bought those skinny red wiggly worms (the kind you can use as bait for catching fish) at the pet store for us. The lady at the store said we would eat them. Boy, did we prove her wrong!
April cut one up into pieces so they would be small enough for the newts to eat. They really wiggle even after being cut up so she thought that would attract our attention and it did.
Then she held one out for Limey who immediately jumped at it, bit it and pushed it all into his mouth. Remember, Limey jumps at anything and tries to eat it. He had Randal 1’s head in his mouth just last week.
April couldn’t get the rest of us to even show any interest in those worms. She tried and tried. It would be so nice and easy if we would eat them because they stay fresh and last longer than the wax worms or the crickets.
After she was gone over Christmas and we were hungrier than usual she tried again and Limey took the bait but the worm had some dirt on it and Limey dropped it and tried to push the dirt out of his mouth with his front feet. It was real cute watching him do it just like some little kid who accidently ate dirt. After that even he ignored those wiggly red things.
So, yesterday, April went back to the pet store and bought us more crickets. When she put in 3-4 this morning we all were hopping after them because we were so hungry.
April says we can be as fussy as kids when it comes to eating.
Perhaps your fire-bellied toads and newts will eat those worms, but we are way to spoiled to eat them.
Brownie, Greenie and Limey
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