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, geckos, tarantulas, and more. They’re also a good fit for young animals of larger species like tegu and monitors.
- Roaches are approximately one 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
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.
Having soft bodies means easy digestibility. Better digestibility means more nutrition per ounce and per roach. Chitin forms the fibrous, indigestible outer shell that protects most insects, and Dubia roaches are low in chitin. Low chitin translates to high nutrient density and more nutrition per ounce than other feeder insects. Nice!
Dubia roaches also store protein and other nutrients for future use, which boosts their nutrient density even further. This is partly why they are such popular feeders. Most reptiles and other insectivores need and want a high-protein feeder insect, and Dubia roaches provide that.
Their high nutrient content 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 high nutrient density, and we tend to agree.
We feed our 1-inch nymphs only healthy foods. These include whole fruits, vegetables, and our in-house roach chow. We provide all our roaches with the nutrition they need for each stage of development, resulting in superior Dubia roach feeders and healthy, prolific breeders.
In conclusion, 1-inch Dubia roaches are excellent all-around feeders. They are super nutritious and curiously delicious, and many animals love them. Their size is appropriate for medium to large beardies, chameleons, and other similarly-sized animals.
Item specific sizing notes
- 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 them to reach their full size. 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 animal(s), 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.