I spend anywhere from $100-$200 a month and I get my crickets from premium crickets as they have very healthy crickets and for 6,000 crickets it cost $69 and when you add next day shipping it is around an extra $45-$50.
for leo i used to pay around $40 every 2 weeks, for mealworms/wax worms. but now since i beed mealworms,wax worms, silkworms. its basicly just buying some low costing food for them to eat (< for the bugs) for my other animals though each month i spend atlest $50 for greens/veggies (but that price is going down, yay) and every 7 months i buy in bulk of around 400 mice for $130
I have 2 leos and might be getting 2 more in a week and a half ..my expenses are quite low and per month I have to say between 10 and 20 but notmore then that yet..I am going to order a large order of mealies and possible dubia (am trying to get passed the fact they are roaches) I figure once I have a couple colonies started it will be quite a bit less maybe 5 amonth for feed costs for bugs? we will see
Well in two years since this thread was started I went from 150-200 per month, to about $800-1,000 per month for both my husband's and my collections combined!!! The most costly items for us are the live feeder rodents, however with the recent purchase of a Freedom Breeder rodent rack, I'm hopping to help offset some of the feeder rodent costs, and maybe get our costs down to half what we pay now.