The First Nutriceutical For Pets
We receive many email letters from customers telling us how much their animals enjoy this new feeder. Even more exciting are the emails describing how pets have been HEALED after adding Phoenix Worms to the diet! Veterinarians recommend these worms for calcium-deficiencies in small mammals such as skunks and sugar gliders, as well as reptiles and amphibians. Phoenix worms may well be the first nutriceutical for pets (a healing food).
The first email is important and timely as other companies have confused people by stating that their worms are the same as Phoenix Worms. This isn't true. The following comments were received recently from one customer who took the time to write to tell us about her experience with Reptiworms:
"...I tried the Reptiworms. So I know first hand the difference in the Reptiworms and your product. I find your product cleaner, both looking and your worms last a good long time before they turn to flies. The other brand is only good for 3 weeks max before there are flies in the container and the substrate they use is dirty looking. One order was enough for me to search you out and thankfully find you. Have no fear, you have a customer in me as long as I have captive lizards to feed. They love your worms. The other brand might claim to be as good as yours, but there is no way they would stand up in a head to head comparison. Thank you again for your excellent customer service and of course your superior worms."
Long Beach, CA
"We placed an order for the sample cup of 100 medium worms on Monday. The worms arrived on Wednesday and we gave a few to our young bearded dragon. The dragon has had many issues in his young life, almost dying because of MBD came first. After being a few weeks into recovery from being very sick he had a foot eaten through by crickets, and a week later the foot fell off. At this point, our dragon began to refuse live food! He wouldn't go near crickets anymore, so we found various foods to get him to eat anything. Finally we decided to try Phoenix Worms and he loves them! Thank you for a healthy food we can feed our dragon without him being scared of it!"
"I received my worms a few weeks ago and most of my reptiles took very well to them! They are an extremely convenient staple for my reptiles because now I don't have to go to the pet shop every 2 days to get more crickets! I couldn't be more pleased with your courteous customer service and I would like to share some pictures of my Phelsuma Standingi munching on some of your worms. He turned down crickets today over your worms! He loves them!"
"I am a true believer in Phoenix Worms. My little guy is scarfing them down very fast. Your worms have him so healthy and growing at an incredible rate! He is very alert and active and he's almost 14 inches and only 3.5 months old. He's been on PWs as a staple for the last two months and I can see the difference! Your customer service was great and I will always order from you guys."
San Jose, CA
"My lizards love the worms, my fish do as well, and I raised some very happy baby finches on them. I am going to try these smaller worms with my fire-bellied toads. Thanks for a great product. I won't ever use anything else."
Thomas W. Lowder, PhD, CSCS
University of Alabama-Birmingham
"...re feeding the worms to my pums--they did not get as excited about the small ones as they did the large ones but the lil piggies ate them up. Once my leuc froglets get a little bigger, I will feed some to them as well. The young froglets always need a good calcium source, plus the worms do not crawl on them like the ff's."
"My fiancee and I bought a frilled dragon back in July. We saw on a frilled dragon website how great Phoenix Worms were, so we gave them a try. He went crazy! After his cups were gone, we decided to give him some superworms for variety. Bad idea! He refuses to eat anything other than Phoenix Worms. Your product is amazing! Thanks for giving herp owners healthy, tasty food :)"
Jess and James
Las Vegas, NV
"...these worms are the only thing that saved Spike's life and got him actually growing!"
"I took the challenge. Placed a small order just to try them out, and my turtles went BANZA! The Phoenix Worms do wiggle actively and catch their attention. They must be flavorful, too, because I put them next to silkworms today and guess who got ignored..."
"My beardie that would pull and push himself on the ground to walk is now up off the ground walking with strength in his legs! Before Phoenix Worms, I had to force-feed him baby food with a syringe. Even his mouth and jaws were affected. He just did not want to eat and I was barely able to keep him alive. I could see that he was not happy or in good health. Since feeding Kylar your worms his health has steadily improved!! He loves to eat food on his own now and he enjoys life again!! Thank you so much for these amazing worms!"
"I've just recently started feeding them and have had amazing results! My hubby and I rescued two bearded dragons that were on the verge of death. They were dehydrated, starving, and had never been given supplements or UVB light. We started them on Phoenix worms, and they love them. After only a week, the results have been absolutely amazing! They don't even look like the same dragons."
"I have a veiled chameleon that was very ill with metabolic bone disease when I got him.Two vets told me that he was unlikely to survive. As soon as I started feeding him Phoenix Worms his health improved greatly. It's amazing how much better his color and strength are. Best of all, he's put on weight and is active and happy. My turtles LOVE them, too. Thank you SO much!! They last so long that I still have some left, but I'll need more soon."
New Paltz, NY
"...at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, we feed Phoenix Worms to our collection of bearded dragons, blue-tongued skinks, leopard geckos, eastern and ornate box turtles, our Egyptian Uromastyx, panther chameleon and sandfish skinks. I was surprised to see how much my sandfish skinks love the worms. Because they are burrowing animals, they rarely come up to the surface in their enclosure, even when food's around. Usually I only see them briefly once a week. After I fed them some Phoenix Worms, they both came to the surface after a few minutes and were greedily eating the worms as fast as they could catch them. The most surprising part was that after they had consumed all the worms, they spent 15 minutes hunting for more all over their enclosure. They must have really liked them to spend so much time above ground! It was quite comical to watch them searching everywhere, and something I've never seen them do before. I really enjoyed watching them, and they obviously really enjoyed the worms, so I thought I'd pass along the story."
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"Thank you for taking much of the guesswork out of the feeding and supplementation challenge in keeping bearded dragons. For 8 years we have been seeking a formula that would allow our customers to provide the required daily 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio without the risk of a vitamin D-3 overdose. If too little calcium supplementation is given, the dragons develop Metabolic Bone Disease. If too much calcium with D-3 is given, the dragons are at risk for toxicity, calcification of the kidneys and liver and death. Now, thanks to your efforts in developing the Phoenix Worm, there is a feeder insect that naturally provides very high calcium with low phosphorus levels, is easy to maintain and the dragons relish. It is exciting to be afforded a better feeding solution for ourselves and for our customers."
Terri Sommella & Adam Seltzer
Fire and Ice Dragons
Adams County, PA
"I absolutely love Phoenix Worms...within no time at all, my beardie's appetite, color, and activity level were much more profound than when using dusted crickets or silkworms. Not to mention that they don't get out of the feeding container, don't smell at all and are so easy to take care of. I had one shipment of four containers last more than a month. Somehow my little guy knows the difference if I'm putting in a tray of PWs or silkies--silkies he can wait for, but as soon as I lower my hand with a tray of Phoenix Worms, he's on it! Plus, his appetite has skyrocketed! Great feeder!"
"We tried them today and they are EVERYTHING that your website says they are--our little guy went crazy!! He loved them!! However, he went through about 50 in one feeding so I'll definitely need the large ones next order. Thanks for a wonderful product that is enabling me to cut down on my disgusting cricket supply!"
Lake Worth, FL
"I received my order of small Phoenix Worms yesterday and fed them to my Crested gecko hatchlings. A few picky eaters ended up with very round bellies. I couldn't be happier with your product. I'm sure I will be ordering some of the larger ones soon as the adults took to them as well and I can't say no to their silly faces. Have a great day and thank you for a nutritious, easy meal for my beloved friends."
Virginia Beach, VA
"My bearded dragon loves these things!!! He's now gotten so picky, he won't even touch crickets, instead he holds out 'til he gets his worms!"
"I just wanted to say thank you. My little beardies LOVE THEM! They just can't get enough. They will even eat them handfed and from a dish (which they never do)."