Rightpet

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Temperament

5/5

Easy to handle

5/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to keep

5/5

Health

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Dubia Cockroach

By

United States

Posted Jun 16, 2014

The Dubia Cockroach is a hearty species, and well accepted by reptiles, birds, and fish alike. I raise a rather large colony of 5000+ to feed to my chickens, and fish. I also raise several other species of cockroach for the same purpose. Dubia are a medium sized cockroach and therefore are perfect for large fish and medium sized chickens. They have a burrowing instinct and love to dig. They, like all cockroaches, have a voracious appetite and will consume nearly anything you put into their enclosure. The males and females are sexually dimorphis, and can be distinguished easily. They are live bearers and will have approximately two dozen nymphs at a time. I am equally a fan of Dubia, Hissers, and Blatta Lateralis (Turkistan Roaches) as feeder insect. They are a far superior alternative to crickets who die easily, and smell horrid. Dubia are hardy, produce quickly, and are a joy to raise.

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Update... as Cookie approaches fifty years old, he maintains pretty much the same personality. He's maybe a tad more easy-going and he doesn't often speak as many phrases, but he can still talk, still do the peanut butter trick, and he loves nothing better than hanging out with his people or with the other birds on his bird porch or bird room. Not a high stress pet, in fact, he has been nothing but a positive experience in my life.

January 12th, 2019 at 04:31 pm