Feeder Insects


Do Crickets Give Reptiles Parasites?

January 07, 2021

Do Crickets Give Reptiles Parasites?

It’s safe to say that parasites creep most of us out — who else felt queasy during the parasite unit of high school biology? There are many different types of parasites. They specialize in infecting different types of animals, and...


Beware: These Are the 3 Worst Feeder Insects for Your Lizard!

December 28, 2020

Beware: These Are the 3 Worst Feeder Insects for Your Lizard!

A little bit of fat in a reptile’s diet is a good thing. Fat is a rich source of energy, helps the body absorb vital nutrients, and produces important hormones. It’s particularly important to reproductive females.  That being said, having...


What Kinds of Crickets Can You Feed to Your Reptile?

December 10, 2020

What Kinds of Crickets Can You Feed to Your Reptile?

Contrary to common myth, crickets are a valuable feeder for insect-eating pets. Sure, they may not be quite as meaty as the dubia roach or as calcium-packed as black soldier fly larvae, but there’s more than 900 different species of...


What Makes a High-Quality Feeder Insect Breeder?

December 03, 2020

What Makes a High-Quality Feeder Insect Breeder?

If you’re like most, then your pet is like your child. You want only the best for them, from their terrarium to the food that you give them. If your pet eats bugs, then one of your priorities is finding...


Dubia Roaches vs Crickets

December 01, 2020

Dubia Roaches vs Crickets

With the growing popularity of Dubia roaches as feeders, especially for reptiles, more and more people are re-evaluating their choice of crickets as feeders and considering making the switch to roaches. It’s useful to consider some of the reasons why...


What Eats Dubia Roaches?

December 01, 2020

What Eats Dubia Roaches?

The short answer is that almost all reptiles eat Dubia roaches! Their sizes range, from nymph to adult, they're excellent nutrition for both nocturnal and diurnal reptiles and the ease of breeding them makes Dubia roaches an ideal choice for all reptiles....


Why Choose Dubia Roaches

December 01, 2020

Why Choose Dubia Roaches

With a wide variety of feeders available locally and online, Dubia Roaches (Blaptica dubia) are rapidly becoming one of the most popular choices. It is no accident. Dubia Roaches are popular because they rate highly in so many different areas:...


12 Kinds of Roaches That You Can Feed to Your Reptile

November 09, 2020

12 Kinds of Roaches That You Can Feed to Your Reptile

When you hear the word “cockroach,” you probably think of the German cockroach (Blattella germanica), which is notorious for infesting human homes. If you’ve kept insect-eating exotic pets, you may also be familiar with the dubia roach (Blaptica dubia) and...


Pros & Cons: Dried Insects vs Canned Insects vs Live Insects

October 29, 2020

Pros & Cons: Dried Insects vs Canned Insects vs Live Insects

As you may have noticed, there are a surprising number of options when it comes to feeding insect-eating reptiles and amphibians. Aside from the usual live fare, there’s dried insects, canned insects, vacuum-sealed insects, and even powdered insects! Since they’re...


How Much Do Feeder Insects Cost?

October 26, 2020

How Much Do Feeder Insects Cost?

If you own an insect-eating reptile or amphibian, you know just how expensive it can be to buy enough bugs to keep your pet fed. They practically need their own grocery budget! While you’re shopping, it’s easy to let price...


Are Superworm and Mealworm Beetles Good for Reptiles?

October 22, 2020

Are Superworm and Mealworm Beetles Good for Reptiles?

Superworms and mealworms are fairly common as reptile feeders, but those are just the larvae. What about their adult form, beetles? Can you feed superworm and mealworm beetles to reptiles? As it turns out, beetles are a much more commonly...


Showdown: Superworms vs Mealworms

October 19, 2020

Showdown: Superworms vs Mealworms

What Are Superworms? Superworms are the larvae of the Zophobas morio darkling beetle. They’re a common feeder insect for many medium to large insectivorous and omnivorous reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and other exotic pets.  What Are Mealworms? Mealworms are the larvae...