list of dubia food you feed your roaches

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chris00144

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Just curious to see what you guys feed your roaches ...

also why do all the males seem to stick together i always find 5 or 10 males in one area is that normal
 

MrWhite

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I feed my roaches bearded dragons :twisted: ....

no really...crushed up dry dog food, fruits, leftover beardie salad, ...
 

Sherri

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Yes, I find them huddled...sometimes all males (you just know they are talking about the females dontcha?LOL)

But often there will be a mixed bunch. It's crazy but a favorite hang out (besides the crates of course) is right behind the temp/humidity gauge LOL I don't know how so many of them can sqeeze behind there without me being able to see them, but if I move the gauge, there must be 20 of them that scatter LOL

They always have the dry dog food (they don't eat it as much as I think they should? I use lamb and rice cuz that's what we feed our dog).

Anything leftover is fine, just watch closely for mold if you do that.
I cut an orange in half and it lasts 5-6 days if I have other food in there.
I used to think I had to do something special, make sure the food was just right yada yada, but it turns out they do best if you just toss a few things in once or twice a week, keep it dark, have something for hydration and let them be :mrgreen:

Sherri
 

lauraj1055

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I Mix the following in the chopper:
Dog Food
Cat Food
Corn Meal
Herptivite

and then I shred Sweet potatos and feed those daily.. They love it

any kinds of fruits are good too
grapes
oranges
blueberries
etc..
 

Mistyck

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hammerhead":33hp9kz2 said:
carrots, apples, corn on the cob, right now I want to feed my 2 kids to them. :banghead:

:lol: Now that's funny!

Apples
Dry Cat Food
Bananas
Collard Greens
 

Fredsdad

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Im feeding cricket chow to my feeders, just to get rid of it, along with navel oranges. The breeders get the high class treatment with roach chow, navel oranges, leftover salad.
 

1beardie

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What kind of blender do you use to chop up the dog/cat food??? Food processor or a blender????? Brand????
 

Sherri

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1beardie":1a038qlf said:
What kind of blender do you use to chop up the dog/cat food??? Food processor or a blender????? Brand????

I use the *As Seen on TV* (lol) Magic Bullet they call it :mrgreen: I love it. A cheap coffee grinder would work also...and for 10-20 dollars you likely could get one.

Personally, I don't use a blender any more...too much of a pain. LOL I use different gadgets.

Sherri
 

1beardie

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I tried one of the cheap coffee grinders.... burnt out the motor after about a lb of cat food......
 

suzjohnson

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I've fed my dubias high protein kitten chow with great success. It's already pretty small so grinding isn't required. I also feed them oranges, apples, cantaloupe, squash, almost anything. When I've got those last few strawberries that didn't get eaten and they're starting to look a bit withered, the dubias go through them lightning fast!

Suzanne
 

Sapphire

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Cat food
fish food
oatmeal
off-brand cheerios

Any fruit that I have which isn't very fresh anymore, or anything with a core or pit that I can't eat (that tiny bit of extra fruit stuck to the outside of the core might not seem like much to you, but it'll fill quite a few roach bellies).
Bananas, plums, grapes, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mango...

I also feed them the stalks of collard leaves after I pull off all the yummy leafy bits for my dragon.
 
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