Dubia Roaches Live Long
Dubia roaches live for one to two years, making it easy to buy larger quantities at once. Crickets, by comparison, can quickly outgrow the feeding size for your tarantulas, chameleons, leopard geckos, bearded dragons, and other pets. Crickets grow from eggs to adults in five to six weeks.
Dubia Roaches Don’t Escape
Dubia roaches can’t climb and jump like crickets, especially in plastic tubs or glass containers where the walls are slick. This greatly lessens the risk of roaches escaping and causing issues for everyone in your house!
Dubia Roaches Don’t Smell
When crickets die, they have a horrible smell. You do have to clean your dubia roach containers at least every two weeks to switch out your egg crates, discard any rotting fruits or vegetables, and get rid of any dead roaches. Dead dubia roaches do not have a strong odor, which makes cleaning their containers a lot less painful.
Dubia Roaches are a Great Source of Protein
While crickets do have more protein and less fat than most other feeders, dubia roaches are superior. They are high in calcium in addition to having more protein than crickets, and they also have a lower fat content. Dubia roaches tend to be easier for your pets to digest because they have a weaker exoskeleton than crickets (less chitin).