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...


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...


Do Superworms Bite?

October 15, 2020

Do Superworms Bite?

Live insects are a great way to feed your pet insectivore or omnivore. They stimulate hunting instincts, encourage exercise, and it’s a good way to guarantee that the food you’re giving to your pet is fresh. However, many reptile keepers...