Wild caught roaches

crawley07

Arachnopeon
Joined
Dec 27, 2010
Messages
38
Just wondering does anyone ever find roaches in home and end up feeding them to the tarantula ? And if so , is this a hazardous or bad for the ts health?
 

Sarkhan42

Arachnodemon
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
735
Don't feed wild caught prey, no matter what it is or where it came from. You don't know what it's come into contact with, ingested, ect. They can carry chemicals and parasites that can cause serious harm to your pet.
 

dopamine

Arachnobaron
Joined
Feb 7, 2010
Messages
341
I was just about to ask this as i caught a couple wild tan colored roaches and was going to feed them to my King Baboon but she wouldn't eat them. I live in Arizona and there are potential feeder bugs galore. Guess i'll steer clear though.
 

Jacob Ma

Arachnoknight
Joined
Feb 2, 2016
Messages
281
I would leave those roaches alone. If you want your tank roach free, that species is particularly fond of burrowing (or escaping if it is the pest kind like the German Roach) and may escape you and your tarantula's sights.
 

pannaking22

Arachnoemperor
Active Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2011
Messages
4,155
Always best to avoid wild feeders just to play it safe. If you were to breed them for a generation or two and then try to use them as feeders I think that would be alright, but I wouldn't recommend straight out of the wild.
 
Top