- Jul 15, 2014
Even with all of that, there is very little protein or fat in their diet. That should be your main goal, not much else.It isn't my exclusive feed. I use carrots or iceberg lettuce for hydration and fish flakes. So I offer a variety.
Some say it's bad for the roaches, however many of the veterans of the hobby have fed dog food as the staple diet for their roaches for over a decade with no ill affects whatsoever. Now, it may not be the best thing to feed to a feeder colony just because I've heard the stuff can cause gout in lizards, but the roaches don't seem to to mind it at all. Of course you should offer veggies and fruits from time to time, and it doesn't hurt to use different sources of protein and grain from time to time to vary their diet, but it's been proven that roach colonies generally do not suffer from a staple diet of dog food, if over a decade of roach culturing has taught us anything.I've read some mixed reviews on animal protein for feeder roaches.