Locusts are popular food for all sizes of lizards.
Slightly slower moving than Crickets, they are easier for lizards to catch and eat. If a lizard keeper should over-feed there is no danger of Locusts biting the lizards back.
Locusts are particularly good for feeding indoors as any escapees will find it impossible to survive for long
It is not only the size of Locusts that make them an attractive food source to predators, but the bright yellow wing case and abdomen, making a perfect treat for large chameleons or geckos.
Large Locusts are an excellent food for various small Primates, including Galagos, Marmosets, Tamarins etc.
Locusts are also valuable for large birds such as Jays, Magpies and other Corvids, Jay-Thrushes etc.
Small and medium sized Locusts are an important part of many rearing softbilled bird diets too.