¾-inch Dubia roaches are a popular choice for many medium size animals. These include medium to large chameleons and geckos, small to medium bearded dragons, small to large tarantulas, birds, fish, and many more similarly sized animals.
- Roaches are approximately ¾-inch
- Commonly fed to small 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
¾-inch Dubia roaches are the feeder insect of choice for many insectivores. This size is a good fit for many popular reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids, which makes them one of our most popular sizes.
Generally, there are two requisites for feeding Dubia roaches: They should be size-appropriate, and your animal(s) should benefit from their exceptional nutrition. And what animal wouldn’t?
Besides being super nutritious, ¾-inch Dubia roaches are great for animals that like action from their feeder insect. They have outgrown the shy nymph stage and are more active and outgoing than smaller roaches. For this reason, they often trigger a strong feeding response in insectivores.
And they’re faster and stronger too, which makes feeding animals that like action a little easier and more fun.
At around two months old, ¾-inch Dubia roaches have reached nymph middle age, and they’re starting to resemble older nymphs. Their color is changing, they’re halfway to their final nymph size, and their behavior is becoming more mature. However, they still have the traits that make young Dubia roach nymphs excellent feeders for growing animals.
One trait is digestibility. While all Dubia roaches have less chitin than most other feeder insects, their shells grow thicker with age. But this hasn’t happened yet with ¾-inchers. They’re still soft-bodied, which means more thorough digestion and better nutrition per ounce. And this is what most young, active, fast-growing animals need.
At this point, it’s probably redundant to say Dubia roaches are widely considered the most nutritious feeder insect. If you didn’t know, now you do. And as it turns out, food is a package deal. You have to take the bad along with the good. The story of Dubia roaches is that they have more of the good stuff animals need and less of the bad stuff they don’t.
Wrapping it up: ¾-inch Dubia roaches are excellent all-around feeders. Their nutrition profile is second to none, and they have all the right moves to trigger even the most discerning animal’s feeding response.
Item specific sizing notes
- With ¾-inchers, some size variation is normal.
- Roaches are bigger or smaller depending on hydration and feeding status. If needed, you can alter their size by feeding or withholding food.
- Provide roaches with food and water or gut load them before feeding to reach their full, plump size. Or, you can 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, see our guide about sizing Dubia roaches.
We have roaches available in both standard and organic. Dubia roaches are superior feeders — nutritionally and in their ease of care and keeping. You can learn more about Dubia roaches in our guidance section, including information about the benefits and advantages of feeding Dubia roaches to your animal(s).