Dubia Roaches on chicken feed pellets

FireGuy

New member
Hi, I need some advise on weather to feed my dragon some dubia roaches that I received yesterday. The roaches was purchase off amazon from dubiaroaches.com. Roaches are approx. 1" but the issue I'm have in mind is that there where chicken feed pellets in the travel bag. Would those pellets increase the roaches uric acid? Also should i tried to detox the roaches on veggies/fruits for a few week or am I fine to feed them as is? Any advice would be appreciated.
 

Killa J

Member
It doesn’t look like there’s a known exact amount of protein to feed dubias. According to dubiaroachdepot.com, a study done on a different roach species found 25% to be the sweet spot. The chick feed I use is 17%, the Repashy Bug Burger I was using is 13%. The same article said that lower protein levels were fine, but reproduction and growth were slower.
 

Hatchi

Member
Beardie name(s)
Alfred AKA The UlanBaby
Hi, I need some advise on weather to feed my dragon some dubia roaches that I received yesterday. The roaches was purchase off amazon from dubiaroaches.com. Roaches are approx. 1" but the issue I'm have in mind is that there where chicken feed pellets in the travel bag. Would those pellets increase the roaches uric acid? Also should i tried to detox the roaches on veggies/fruits for a few week or am I fine to feed them as is? Any advice would be appreciated.
If you think that the roaches have been exposed to chicken feed pellets, you should definitely return the roaches and demand a refund. The chicken feed pellet exposure could cause some health issues for your baby.
 

Claudiusx

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
25% is definitely too high of a protein diet if you're breeding the roaches yourself. If you're buying young roaches from a breeder and feeding them off, it's not really an issue. Uric acid builds up over time, so in young dubia it isn't as much of an issue. But if you're feeding larger-adult dubias, a high protein diet like that definitely will cause a high build up of Uric acid.

I don't recommend anything over 12% protein for dubias. My colonies get around 6-8%.

There are a few threads on this topic i've posted on where I go more into detail if you're interested.

-Brandon
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest resources

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Any thoughts an knowledge will be helpful. Thank u
Im needing some questions answered about my female beardeddragon, I honestly have no idea on age , she was a recuse, as ive had a couple in my life an have experience. So 9 weeks in , she earing well pooping well getting comfortable, then approx 3-4 days ago the digging started. So I got a dig box set up in her 75 g tank. Well within 2 hours she dropped an egg. Now only one egg an its been 10 hours.shouldiBworried
В санатории "Сукно" вас ждет полное погружение в мир здоровья и релакса. Эксперты санатория разработают индивидуальную программу оздоровления, которая поможет вам чувствовать себя лучше. Для получения дополнительной информации посетите наш сайт putevka.com/krasnodar/sukko
I just set Swordtail's timer for his bath and paused it so I could actually fill his soaking bowl up and he crawled over my phone and canceled the timer 🤣
Mirage came out of brumation on April 26. He was doing great. On May 2 he started acting funny. We just redid his tank, and he keeps going into one of his hides. He just lays there. He shows no intrest in food. HELP!

Forum statistics

Threads
156,394
Messages
1,260,764
Members
76,225
Latest member
kwe6634ee1
Top Bottom