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                    [post_content] => The Critter Forum is a place where new and experienced pet owners can post pictures, habitat guides, questions, and tips about all things related to pets.  We all want the same thing: good health and happiness for our pets.  So let's keep this place friendly, constructive, and supportive by following some basic rules:
  1. We encourage you to post these pet related things: pictures, habitats, questions, and anything else pet related.
  2. The Critter Forum is for all ages.  Absolutely no adult content. Users will be banned and reported.
  3. Be kind.  Everyone here wants to learn, and become better care givers for their pets.  Help others by sharing tips, knowledge, products, and tutorial videos.
  4. Be respectful of other people’s opinions and ideas. It’s okay to disagree and have different opinions, but present your case tactfully.  Everyone here wants the same thing: good health and happiness for their pet.
  5. All posts must be relevant to the selected category.  For example, don’t discuss corn snakes on the bearded dragon category.
  6. All threads that are nothing but a ‘test’ or an ‘ad’ will be deleted.
  7. If you share irrelevant links, your comment or post will be deleted.  If the links are relevant to the thread, that’s fine. Please use your best judgment here.
  8. Please don’t use affiliate links in this forum. When you externally link, do it because you want to help someone, not because you see a quick opportunity to make some cash.
  9. Try to add value when you post. Don’t just type something along the lines of “What they said.”
  10. Use proper grammar to the best of your ability. We understand that English may not be everyone’s main language, but make an attempt. You won’t get in trouble for a misplaced comma or for typos, but it would help everyone if you could make sure everyone understands your message.
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Every month, we're giving away a year supply of free crickets. 

And the rules are simple:

  1. Post a picture of your amazing pet, their kooky personalities, their adventurous habitats or anything else pet related.  But how do I do this?  Click the Start a Topic button in the upper right hand corner.  Upload your picture, and give it the title Cricket Contest.  
  2. Collect the most Critter Gold for the month (read below to find out more information on Critter Gold)
  3. And Boom!  You just won a year supply of FREE crickets

What is Critter Gold and how do I collect it?

Critter Gold is a reward system (see here).  Every community member has the opportunity to reward interesting posts with Critter Gold.  If you want to win a year supply of free crickets, post an interesting picture of your pet or habitat so that community members will reward your post with gold. And anytime you see amazing animals, interesting habitats, or anything else that strikes your fancy, be sure to reward that post with Critter Gold as well.

Announcing the Winners!

  • The winner will be announced within 48 hours by the end of each month.
  • The winner will be awarded a coupon code for 500 free crickets.  This coupon code will be honored for 12 purchases.
  • Winners may continue posting pictures, topics, and questions.  But they are not eligible to win until 12 months since they won.
  • And we will keep a running list of the winning posts listed here.

Past Winners

  1. February 2019 - 20 Critter Gold
  2. March 2019 - 21 Critter Gold
  3. April 2019 - 12 Critter Gold
  4. May 2019 - 11 Critter Gold
  5. June 20199 Critter Gold
  6. July 2019 - 15 Critter Gold
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Must be my stunning personality. Did someone say free crickets..... cheeeeese. :) [post_title] => CRICKET CONTEST [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-160 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-19 21:30:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-20 01:30:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 64 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-160/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1534 [post_author] => 386 [post_date] => 2019-08-17 15:42:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-08-17 19:42:41 [post_content] => My dad loves taking pictures of me! I hope i get lots of crickets from this! 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He also has the cutest wrinkled butt lol. But yeah, Bufo & my other animals like Smokey & Banana, would greatly appreciate free crickets for a year (: [post_title] => Cricket contest (: [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-157 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-16 12:51:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-16 16:51:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 69 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-157/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1157 [post_author] => 416 [post_date] => 2019-08-06 14:24:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-08-06 18:24:56 [post_content] => Winston, Galaxy and Bucket doing their best totem pole!  Whites tree frogs. [post_title] => Critter Gold [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => critter-gold [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-06 14:24:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-06 18:24:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 69 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/critter-gold/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1504 [post_author] => 505 [post_date] => 2019-08-15 13:28:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-08-15 17:28:32 [post_content] => Entering this picture, he is the second veiled I have rescued. This guys owners gave him up, and lucky for him they did because he didn't even have a uvb light :( He is doing amazing and loves his crickets!! Poor Georgie, the first rescue is jealous now!! He was returned to a pet shop after the owners said he was sick. Thankfully the pet shop has an amazing vet who was able to save him! He has 4 broken bones on 3 legs. After some much needed vet care I took him in. He is doing good now and is even back into a screen cage that is tall (he had to be kept in a toat for a while because he couldn't climb and was falling). He has made a full recovery.   Both of these would love some free crickets (ok,ok, they dont care if they're free or not! Lol) [post_title] => Cricket Contest [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cricket-contest-156 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-15 13:28:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-15 17:28:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 65 [guid] => https://forum.thecritterdepot.com/forums/topic/cricket-contest-156/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => topic [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1489 [post_author] => 502 [post_date] => 2019-08-14 20:57:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-08-15 00:57:30 [post_content] => Annaliesa over here at Biotoxic Exotics LOVES her crickets and would most definitely appreciate the buffet for a year! (Don't worry, she has friends that can help haha)   Thanks! 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