Small Dubia Roaches range between ¼-inch and ½-inch. They are often fed to small bearded dragons, chameleons, tarantulas, frogs, fish, birds, and other similarly sized insectivores. Size ranges like Small tend to offer more roaches per dollar than Dubia in exact lengths.
- Roaches are ¼-inch to ½-inch
- Commonly fed to small insectivores
- Same quality as roaches in specific sizes
- Size ranges have price advantage over exact sizes
- Clean, quiet, odorless, and super-nutritious compared to other feeder insects
- Available in regular and organic
In-depth information about Small Dubia Roaches
Our Small Dubia Roaches are between ¼-inch and ½-inch in length. “Small” is one of several size ranges. More are listed below. If you’re interested in these sizes, you can find them in Smalls. However, they’re also available individually in exact sizes, which are ¼-inch and ½-inch. Whether you prefer a size range or exact sizes depends on your situation.
The two sizes in Smalls are among our most popular, and they’re suitable for animals that can manage all the roaches in this range. ¼-inch is a common starter size for many of the most popular baby insectivores. As soon as animals can manage ¼-inch crickets, they’re usually ready to try ¼-inch Dubia roaches. ½-inch is another popular size that tends to work for small to medium bearded dragons and chameleons, small tarantulas and pixie frogs, various fish and birds, and much more.
If your animal can manage to safely eat all insects in this range, these roaches may be a good choice. They take us less time to process than exact sizes, so you can often save with a size range assortments like Small, and others.
Item specific sizing notes
- We include roaches in the entire size range with each order whenever possible.
- To prevent waste, make sure your animal can comfortably eat the largest roach in the range. In this case, that’s ½-inch. Too small is usually OK — animals will often still eat them — and you can grow them out if you like. However, too big is usually not OK.
- Small Dubia roaches are more susceptible to hunger and dehydration than larger ones. Their size varies by hydration and feeding status. We ship all our roaches fully fed, but they may become dehydrated in transit. Consider feeding them as soon as they arrive, especially if they look flat. The small ones plump up quickly.
- If you like, place the roaches in a dark, warm place when they arrive. This will help them recover from the stress of travel. You can use this time to thicken them up for feeding!
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.
Of course, these are the same Dubia as those we sell in exact sizes, and they’re 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.