Premium Roach & Cricket Chow (Half Pound)
Healthy Pets Start With Healthy Feeders!
Our premium roach and cricket food was developed with the health of your pets ( and ours ) in mind. We DON'T include any fillers like corn or processed products like cereals, dog food, cat food, fish flakes, or chicken feed. These products are not only inferior quality but contain chemicals and preservatives that aren't healthy for your feeders OR your pets.
Our feed is finely ground for better consumption. Each ingredient was carefully selected to provide optimum nutrition while remaining tasty and irresistible to your insects. This special premium blend includes powerhouse superfoods like spirulina and bee pollen that will instantly have your feeder insects eating healthier than most humans.
Our half pound bag is perfect for small colonies. If you have a larger colony in the thousands of adults consider purchasing our larger 1.5 lbs bags as you will go through this half pound bag rather quickly.
Our Healthy Ingredients
Most brands hide their roach food ingredients list. We show it proudly!
What does it smell like?
Roach chow naturally smells like its strongest smelling ingredients. So our blend smells like sweet grass mixed with berries and a hint of algae. This is because alfalfa, freeze dried fruit, and spirulina produce the strongest fragrance. Most brands we have tried in the past either smell like dog/cat food or chicken feed and that is because those are the primary ingredients. Your nose will tell the difference and so will your insects!
What does the Ca:P ratio mean?
Ca:P ratio is the ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus in a food source. Both minerals are important for the health and well being of your pet but it is vitally important to maintain a significantly higher Calcium than Phosphorus intake to prevent bone issues in reptiles. We use calcium rich ingredients like alfalfa, beets, and even milk to keep a solid 2.3 to 1 Ca:P ratio. Many pet owners dust their feeders with addition calcium and that is still suggested even with a gut load of our food but we include additional calcium in our diet so it is safe to reduce the dusting in half if you choose.
Why isn't there a bunch of added vitamins in your food?
This is by design. Every reptile and amphibian species has its own unique needs and in many instances common vitamins will be harmful to certain types of pets. The natural levels of these vitamins in our ingredients is safe but artificially adding additional vitamins can be disastrous. A prime example is the bearded dragon, which is highly sensitive to Vitamin A. The natural amounts in plant matter are safe but if we added additional Vitamin A, the gut loaded roaches or crickets wouldn't be healthy for a beardie.
What pets can eat insects gut loaded with your roach chow?
Some of the most popular pets that benefit are Bearded Dragons, Leopard Geckos, Chameleons, White's Dumpy Tree Frogs, Dart Frogs, and most other species of frogs and toads.
Although not spoken about as often, gut loaded Dubia roaches and crickets are also great for some rodent species as a supplement but NOT staple food source such as hedge hogs and hamsters. You shouldn't purchase a large quantity of roaches and food to start a colony until you know for sure that your rodents like them though it varies.
Why is the right amount of protein important?
Protein is a highly debated issue among roach owners and reptile enthusiasts. We prefer to start with the generally accepted facts - high protein (over 20%) generates uric acid & uric acid is bad for most reptiles. The debate comes down to differing opinions on ideal protein amount. We see heated discussions about this but the truth is most of the debate is all opinions. We built our diet around the findings of one of the few scientific studies directly involving the Dubia Roaches. The primary purpose wasn't to study protein but it was necessary for their tests. The study was funded by Wageningen University.