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    Posted 4 years ago

    Mrstyndall
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    When I first saw this at the sale I went to, it had two tiny pottery ducks inside of it. I was interested in the pottery ducks and did not know what the cage was. The man at the sale asked me if I knew what it was and he proceeded to tell me that it was a Chinese cricket cage. I had never seen one before but thought it was really unique and different.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Crickets for fishing ?
    2. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      When i was a kid my dad had one. .not like that one. .but i used to catch crickets and mice to put in it. Yours is very nice.
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      I guess, that was what I assumed :)
    4. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      Yes fishing
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thank you, lamplover78 for the comment!!
    6. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      Actually i caught grasshoppers.. careful they spit and leave lil brown marks on your hand. . Funny what we do when your a kid lol..
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      wouldn't this be for a small bird? crickets could walk right out of it. the cricket boxes i've seen are very small - fit in the palm of your hand.
    8. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      I thought that too.. my cricket box was metal screened. .
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Ho2cultcha, that is what my mom said :). Maybe this is more of a good luck charm for the Chinese.
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Maybe it's for volunteer crickets ? LOL !
    11. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Maybe so, blunderbuss2!! Good one :)
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Lol!! BB2......
      Maybe for a canary?? or some other small songbird....
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      People here in The Netherlands used to keep birds called a Putter in those little tiny cages and hang the cage on the outside of the house. Male Putters sing beautifully, but I would get so mad seeing those poor birds stuck in those little cages!
    14. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      hi mrstyndall,i believe it is a cage to keep them for fights!
    15. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      learn something new every day her : )) who would have thunk of pet crickets?
      guess some of them can be relatively large?
      http://cricket-breeding.com/crickets-as-pets/
    16. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Yes, I saw that picture too Tallcakes. I guess they do have some larger crickets. Efesgirl and Tassiedevil, I could maybe see transporting a bird in this, but as it's regular home would seem cruel. I would have been upset seeing them too. Fleafinder, I did see some info about the fighting ones-very interesting.
    17. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      yeah my dad used to share with me alot of his childhood playtime stories i guess he just couldnt stand the sight of healthy young souls glued to the tv like zombies lol

      stories of how he catch crickets using an upside down glass jar and use them for fighting matches. Also, catching spiders with matchboxes. He said the simple and happiest reward was getting the "king" spider/cricket that win the all matches.He also used to fight with fighting fishes as well:)
    18. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      I too, hate to see birds in cages .
    19. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      Very cool link tall cakes!
    20. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thanks for all the comments and loves on this!
    21. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Neat, never seen one before. Hope they did not not make Cages for Ants....LOL
    22. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      They do! My kids had one antiquerose!
    23. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      OMG, Really?

      I used to have a PET ROCK back in the day....LOL
    24. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      This is so interesting this Mrs T! I have a question though. What is a Chinese cricket? JK
    25. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Rick, their main requirement is that they be born in China. Then there are the Mandarin and the Cantonese. LOL !
    26. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Ha! Ha, Rick55 and blunderbuss2!!
    27. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      haha or has a stamp "made in china"
    28. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Only if they were for export, Fleafinder. LOL !
    29. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Lol BB2 :-)

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