Roach rating showdown

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by Longhorn1234, May 11, 2018.

  1. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    I am likely the only person to say this

    Dubia fav (I have never had issues with chams taking them)
    Orange heads
    Surinams
    Halloween hissers
    And a species I plan to get soon that most would be surprised with lol
    Centurion roach
     
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  2. Roz’sMom

    Roz’sMom New Member

    I stand by dubia too. They are excellent feeders.
     
  3. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    I have dealt with chameleon after chameleon, if I ever deal with a hunger strike it's fixed within a couple days. Idk why everyone else has issues o.o
     
  4. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    .... lol .... come on now, unless you have a veiled. They're pretty much the worst roaches to buy. Outside of them being easier to acquire than OH's they have no advantage. Until you have kept multiple species of roaches and seen cham's reactions, it really shouldn't even be recommended. People say dubia just because that's the only roach they have.
     
  5. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    If I want my chams fo eat dubias I just don't feed anything else until they accept them, it's not a huge deal, but they're almost universally frowned upon in the chameleon world as the least exciting feeder.
     
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  6. Roz’sMom

    Roz’sMom New Member

    Definitely the least exciting feeder. Edited to add: Boring but nutritious. I think it’s a great tag line! Haha!
     
    #26 Roz’sMom, May 12, 2018
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
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  7. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    I feed like 4 different species of roaches and have done more before plus other species of feeders. I have had veiled, panthers, Jackson's, and actually my Jackson preferred dubia as a roach species and so did my panther for as long as he could see. Lmao my veiled would be a super worm addict if I let him
     
  8. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Would like to see a video of Panthers accepting dubias on the daily lol. Just giving ya a hard time. but I really can't imagine it. You're like one out of a million people who has Panthers that like dubia. And didnt you only recently get orangheads?
     
  9. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Honestly my veiled loves dubias more than anything I have ever fed her. When she sees be getting the container out, she will crawl right up to the opening of the cage to get a better look. I have tried crickets, and she is reluctant. For some reason she didn't like the hornworms, and she didn't like the mealworms that much when I had them either. Her top pick is dubias but she will eat crickets if there is nothing else.
     
  10. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    I got orange heads cause everyone wanted them. I have a small colony going right now will be able sell probably in a couple months.
     
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  11. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Female veiled, doesn't get any less picky than that I think. Though I gotta say, my Parsons would actually rather eat dubia than worms, he wont touch any worms other than supers occasionally.
     
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  12. Longhorn1234

    Longhorn1234 Member

    @Andee the centurion roach is too beautiful and expensive to use as a feeder, but it would make a great pet. Unless your colony is huge and you need to get rid of some but even then you could sell them instead lol. I have also been looking at the Orin's zebra roach. It reminds me of a halloween hisser. They're beautiful as well. Definitely want to get some pet roaches lol
     
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  13. Longhorn1234

    Longhorn1234 Member

    Some people have had bad luck with lobsters infesting their homes, but what about giant lobsters? They're a different specie and just look like lobsters. Is there any chance of giant lobsters infesting?
     
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  14. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    @Longhorn1234 make a large bioactive enclosure. Can keep some roaches in your cham's cage. I've had a Halloween hisser living with my Parsons. Going to add some porcelain and other stuff. Problem is, the ones that dont get eaten tend to stay out of sight. But they hide in their own bins as well so I figure why not.
     
  15. Longhorn1234

    Longhorn1234 Member

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    I've been switching all my roaches to bins with coco fiber, sphagnum moss, and cork bark. I also want to get some branches or something cool looking just so that their enclosures look good haha. It's obviously not as practical but it looks good. Plus having springtails and isopods to help with cleanup is great. But obviously a bioactive enclosure would be awesome. For now I'm just playing around with my roaches lol
     
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  16. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    I have no issue with using expensive and beautiful roaches as feeders XD I have halloween hissers. They are insanely expensive and I sell them for half of what most people do. I know centurions are ridiculous priced. But I also know they breed well. I would sell to roach enthusiasts and for feeders.
     
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  17. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    You have centurions @Andee ? I want lol
     
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  18. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    not yet, Will be getting some soon, but I am not selling for a while, after your shipment goes out of snails I will be out of comission for probably a couple months, PT is kicking my butt.
     
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  19. Scottsquatch

    Scottsquatch Chameleon Enthusiast

    I had close to 100 escape in the basement. I have a small heated room like James has. Any roaches that get out of that room don't get too far. It's cold if not in the heated room. Of the 100 that escaped, I found a few over two weeks and never found another one again. They died in that cold basement.
     
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  20. JoeDigiorgio

    JoeDigiorgio Established Member

    I find it hard to believe Surinam roaches aren’t a more popular feeder. Perfect size, parthenogenetic, possibly the easiest roach to raise, can climb but never do...
     

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