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Live Dubia Roaches

Live Dubia Roaches

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Feeding dubia roaches to your pet reptile requires attention to specific guidelines for their proper care:

  1. Choosing Dubia Roaches: Select an appropriate quantity of dubia roaches based on your pet's size and appetite. Larger reptiles might consume multiple roaches per feeding, while smaller pets will eat fewer. You can choose to offer nymphs (juveniles) or adult roaches depending on your pet's preferences and dietary needs.
  2. Storage: Maintain dubia roaches in a dark and warm environment, such as a container or bin with proper ventilation. You can use egg cartons or cardboard tubes for them to hide and climb on. Keep the container away from direct sunlight and temperature extremes to ensure their well-being.
  3. Feeding and Gut Loading: Provide a nutritious diet to dubia roaches to enhance their nutritional value for your pet. Gut load them with high-quality vegetables, fruits, and commercial insect food before offering them to your reptile. This transfers essential nutrients to your pet during consumption.
  4. Feeding Enclosure: Use a separate feeding enclosure, like a shallow dish or a specialized feeding bowl, to present dubia roaches to your pet. This prevents escapes and makes it easier for your reptile to find and consume the roaches.
  5. Feeding Schedule: Determine the appropriate feeding schedule for your pet, considering factors such as species, size, age, and dietary requirements. Some reptiles may need daily feedings, while others might eat less frequently. Keep in mind that dubia roaches are relatively low in fat compared to other feeder insects.
  6. Observation: Watching your pet interact with and consume dubia roaches offers mental stimulation and allows for the expression of natural hunting behaviors. This engagement is enriching for your reptile's overall well-being.
  7. Remove Uneaten Roaches: If your pet doesn't eat all the dubia roaches within a reasonable time (usually a few hours), promptly remove any uneaten roaches from the enclosure. This prevents stress to your pet and avoids roaches hiding within the habitat.
  8. Dietary Variety: While dubia roaches are a nutritious choice, it's important to provide dietary variety. Include other feeder insects such as crickets, mealworms, waxworms, and even occasional small vertebrate prey if suitable for your pet's species.
  9. Hydration: Ensure your reptile has access to clean water at all times. Offering water becomes especially important after consuming live prey, as it helps maintain hydration levels.
  10. Supplements: Depending on your pet's specific dietary needs, you might need to supplement the dubia roaches with calcium, vitamins, and minerals. Consult with a veterinarian familiar with reptile care to determine the right supplementation regimen. We also offer a range of supplements in our store to support your pet's health.
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