Dragon's Diet

Dubia Roaches

Dubia Roaches
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Bearded dragons absolutely crave our Dubia roaches! Whether you want to keep your dragon on a balanced diet or encourage weight gain, you can’t go wrong with Dubias.

Why choose Dubia roaches for your bearded dragon?

  • Dubia roaches offer 5+ times the nutritional benefits of other live insects and feed.
  • Dubia roaches are easier for dragons to digest than other feeder insects. 
  • Dubia roaches can hold three times their weight in food, making them ideal for gut-loading.
  • With a variety of growth stages, there’s always a right size roach for your dragon!
  • They’re quiet, clean, and don’t bite. They don’t stink like many other feeders. And they can’t easily escape. All of which makes things a little easier for you!


    Dubia Roach Size Chart

    • Small: 3/8"
    • Medium: 3/8" - 3/4"
    • Large: 3/4" - 1"
    • Adult Male: 1.25" +

    How Many Dubia Roaches to Feed Your Bearded Dragon?

    If you want to try Dubia roaches but aren’t sure how many order, take a look at our recommendations below based on the size of your bearded dragon. Always feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or on our Facebook page if you have questions!

    • Baby (under 10 inches long): 8-12 small dubia roaches per meal, 2-3 meals a day
    • Juveniles (10 to 16 inches long): 8-12 mediums dubia roaches per meal, 2-3 meals a day
    • Adults (over 16 inches long): 6-10 medium / large dubia roaches per meal, 2-3 meals a day
    • Adults (over 20 inches long): 5-8 large / adult dubia roaches per meal, 1-2 meals a day

    These are recommendations, many dragons eat more or less, it just depends on their appetite!

    How to Keep Dubia Roaches: A Few Quick Tips

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance feeder insect, you just can’t beat Dubia roaches! Here’s a quick look at how to keep them safe and healthy for your bearded dragon to enjoy.

    Where to Keep Dubia Roaches

    • Store them in a solid colored airtight plastic bin (they like it dark). Make sure the sides of your bin are smooth so they can’t crawl out.
    • Place the bottoms of egg cartons vertically in the bin to give them a place to crawl around. Keep the cartons a few inches away from the top of the bin.

    Where to Keep Dubia Roaches

    • For roaches that are already the size you want, keep the temperature between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • To encourage growth, keep the temperature close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • You’ll only need a heater if you are keeping your roaches in a cold garage or basement, or another place that will be less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

    What to Feed Dubia Roaches

    • Every other day, offer roach chow and large fruit and veggie slices in a shallow feeding dish.
    • Never offer cat food, dog food, meat, or rotten food (mold will kill them).
    • Clean out uneaten food every day or two.
    • Avoid using a water bowl since roaches drown easily. Instead, use water crystals or gel, or hydrate with fruits and veggies.