04-14-2011, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Cassandra90
Thank you Gwen.
They do have great personailtiies, they are very docile. She loves wax worms. But those are only a treat once in a while. Mostly I feed her meal worms and crickets. I will have to look into the roaches. Are they easy to breed? I thought about breeding my own crickets for feeding.
What is so great about roaches, is they never die. Crickets are noisy and they don't live long. I bought some adults from a place called (online) Philly roaches, and I still have those first adults, and yes, they breed easily. Temps in the room need to be around 70 degrees, but I don't use a heat light or anything. They love oranges, and I have egg cartons for them, and that's about it - except food too, carrots and a roach meal I got from the roach company. I'm not sure that's the exact name of the company, it's been awhile since I've ordered, but you should be able to find them if you google the name. I also breed mealworms, and they are also easy. I've got a small roach and mealworm factory going! LOL!
The things people don't know about me! They are really pretty easy. I throw mealworms out for birds occassionally, because our leo can't eat them fast enough.
I would never bother with crickets after having roaches, but they creep many people out - they don't bother me. I'm a animal lover, no matter what it is, bugs don't "bug" me. Truthfully, I always feel a bit bad about feeding them to our leopard gecko, but she needs to eat too.
Baby roaches are so cute!!