Feeder Insects


Can Lizards Eat Black Soldier Flies?

November 19, 2020

Can Lizards Eat Black Soldier Flies?

Black soldier flies are the adult form of Hermetia illucens. Their larvae have made a big splash as feeders in the reptile world, but what about after they pupate? Can lizards eat black soldier flies? Can Black Soldier Flies Be...


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...


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...


Do Dubia Roaches Cause Allergies?

October 09, 2020

Do Dubia Roaches Cause Allergies?

Breeding your own feeder insects is a great way to save money, especially if you have an insectivorous pet that eats dozens of them every week! However, before you jump in and start your own colony, let’s talk about dubia...


What Are the Best Staple Feeder Insects for Reptiles?

July 14, 2020

What Are the Best Staple Feeder Insects for Reptiles?

If you have an insectivorous or omnivorous pet reptile like a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, chameleon, etc., then you've probably heard of "staple" feeder insects. What does that mean, exactly? A "staple" feeder is an insect that is nutritious enough...


14 Common Myths About Feeder Insects

July 02, 2020

14 Common Myths About Feeder Insects

When it comes to keeping exotic pets like reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions that you need to watch out for. Several of these, however, have less to do with your pet and more to...