Help and advice on shopping for: Live Cockroaches
Quick and easy live food
Cockroaches are one of the most popular live foods as they are really easy to keep and offer a high protein to fat ratio, perfect for growing reptiles. Our live cockroaches are ethically bred and come in a variety of sizes for a wide range of reptile species.
What are cockroaches?
Cockroaches are a type of insect made up of a lot of similar species. While normally considered pests, many cockroach species make a fantastic feed for many different types of reptiles. They are high in protein and low in indigestible chitin, making the ideal nutritious meal for promoting reptile health. Keeping live cockroaches is easy as well as they are both odourless and silent.
Do cockroaches have many benefits?
Live cockroaches are cheap and very easy to keep, in fact, they are extremely unlikely to die while you’re keeping them. They will eat a wide range of foods, meaning that they can be fed with any nutrients you would like to add to your reptiles diet. They also aren’t very good at climbing, meaning that the risk of escape should be pretty low. If you’re not set up to house locusts or crickets, cockroaches are a fantastic option.
What are the main types of cockroaches for sale?
We stock three types of Dubia cockroaches; medium, large and adult all in sealed containers. Medium cockroaches come in packs of 15 cockroaches and are the smallest variety we sell. Large cockroaches come in packs of 8 cockroaches and are larger and more meat. Adult cockroaches come in packs of 6 and are the largest we sell.
What should I look for?
Live cockroaches love to eat, so be sure to have plenty of food on hand for however many cockroaches you intend on buying. If you’re planning on buying in bulk this is particularly important and will require some pre-planning. Ensure you have plenty of food and supplements for your cockroaches before you buy.