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ABDragons Is Your Top Source for Dubia Roaches

A Resource for Reptile Owners and Dubia Roach Breeders

As you learn more about ABDragons, you will come to know us as Dubia roach enthusiasts! Because we love our reptile friends, we want to make sure all reptiles have the most healthy and nutritious diet possible. A big piece of a healthy diet for many reptiles is Dubia roaches and the essential nutrients they provide. Whether you are interested in learning more about Dubia roaches as a live feeder insect option for your bearded dragon or gecko, or if you are interested in breeding Dubia roaches at home, we aim to serve as your one-stop resource for all things Dubia roaches. If you don’t find the information you need on this page, feel free to reach out to our team with any specific questions.


Are Dubia Roaches Better Than Crickets?

The Answer Is All About That Protein

Insect-eating reptiles require animal protein as part of a healthy diet. Crickets provide only 18 percent of a lizard’s required protein, while Dubia roaches provide 61 percent. So, ounce for ounce, Dubia roaches give a much better “bang for the buck.” Further, roaches are a meatier variety of insect than crickets. One roach can do the job of three or four crickets. Aside from protein, Dubia roaches also provide more calcium, fat, and ash than crickets do. All of these nutrients are essential for the health of an insect-eating lizard. In terms of the nutrition they can provide your pet reptile, Dubia roaches are the better choice.


Dubia Roach Breeding and Care

A Safe and Economical Option for Reptile Owners

With the right approach and advanced planning, Dubia roaches are relatively easy to breed. This makes them a great option for reptile owners who are looking for a safe and economical way to provide their pet with animal protein. Dubia roaches are sexually dimorphic, meaning it is easy to distinguish males from females. Also, these roaches are unable to climb smooth surfaces, essentially trapping them in a breeding area. If an owner of a pet lizard or bearded dragon wishes to keep lots of Dubia roaches on hand as a constant food source, it is fairly easy to do so. These are just a few of the benefits of breeding roaches:

  • No foul or unpleasant odors
  • Low risk of dehydration
  • Low risk of parasites
  • Limited maintenance and minimal supplies required
  • House friendly
  • Unable to jump, climb, or fly
  • Slow growth to full maturation
  • No noise
  • No biting


Shop Dubia Roaches at ABDragons

Your Top Choice for Live Feeder Insects

Give your pet reptile live Dubia roaches from ABDragons, enjoyed by bearded dragons, lizards, geckos, tree frogs, toads, and many other amphibians. These insects are a delicious treat and pack a nutritious punch—giving your reptile the nutrients it needs to thrive. We offer Dubia roaches in a variety of sizes and quantities to meet your needs.

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