1-inch Dubia roaches make excellent primary feeders for some of the most widely kept exotic animals. These include medium to large bearded dragons, chameleons, many geckos and tarantulas, and more. They’re also a good fit for young animals of larger species like tegu and monitors.
- Roaches are 1-inch
- Commonly fed to medium to large insectivores
- Sorted and selected for size by hand
- Clean, quiet, odorless, and super-nutritious compared to other feeder insects
- Available in regular and organic
In-depth information about 1-inch Dubia Roaches
At about three months old, 1-inch Dubia roaches are nearing adulthood. But they’re not quite there yet. They’ve grown a lot since they were tiny newborn Minis, but they’re still soft-bodied nymphs with tender shells.
This means they’re easy to digest. It also means they tend to be more nutritious than other feeders. Chitin is the fibrous, indigestible part of insects, and Dubia roaches are low in chitin. Low chitin means high nutrient density and more nutrition per ounce. Nice!
Dubia roaches also store protein and other nutrients for future use, which boosts their nutrient density even further. It’s part of why they’re such popular feeders! Most reptiles and other insectivores need and want a high protein feeder insect.
This may explain why some animals eat fewer Dubia roaches than other insects. Animals generally love Dubia roaches and will eat them aggressively. However, they often become full faster. Many people chalk this up to the Dubia’s high nutrient density, and we tend to agree.
As with all our roaches, we feed our 1-inch Dubia nymphs only healthy foods. These include whole fruits and vegetables as well as our in-house roach chow. We provide our roaches with the nutrition they need for each stage of development. The result is healthy Dubia roaches that make prolific breeders and superior feeders.
To wrap it up, 1-inch Dubia roaches are excellent all-around feeders. They are super nutritious and curiously delicious, and many animals love them! 1-inchers are appropriate for medium to large beardies, chameleons, and other similarly-sized animals.
Item specific sizing notes
- Some size variation is normal.
- Roaches are larger or smaller depending on hydration and feeding status. If needed, you can alter their size by providing or withholding food.
- Offer food and water or gut load the roaches before feeding to reach their full size. Or, withhold food and water for a few days to reduce their size.
General sizing notes & more information
For more information about our Dubia roach measuring process and approach, including advice about choosing the right size for your animals, see our guide about sizing Dubia roaches.
We have roaches available in both standard and organic. Whether nutritionally or in their care & keeping, Dubia roaches are superior feeders. If you’re unfamiliar with them and want to learn more, we have lots of guidance available, including information about the benefits and advantages of feeding Dubia roaches.