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Cockroaches make excellent carnivorous lizard food,
especially for larger lizards. Their bigger size
makes bigger meals, allowing your lizard to get its nutritional
requirements from less individual insects.
Food & Water
Cockroaches will eat most food items. The best
diet for them would be healthy foods such as bran, oat
or wheat flakes, coupled with fruits and vegetables
like apple, banana, carrots and sweet potato. These
foods will also efficiently gut-load your cockroaches
for feeding to your lizards.
cockroaches may drown if a bowl of water is used.
Soak cotton wool or a sponge in water and place on a
tray. Change and clean the sponge daily.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
You will have to keep the temperature of your cockroach
habitat around 77 degrees F, because most cockroaches
originate from sub-tropical to tropical regions.
for your Cockroaches
A large plastic container with a VERY tight fitting lid
is required. Cockroaches are excellent climbers,
and infestation of your house is always a possibility.
Many people refuse to keep and feed cockroaches to their
lizards just to avoid infestation. Make sure the lid can
be secured, and the mesh is very fine. Use a peat moss
substrate with a lot of hide boxes and other objects on