Turkestan roaches are sometimes kept to feed to pet reptiles and other insectivores, chosen partly because they can’t climb smooth surfaces and don’t burrow. Cockroaches have been replacing crickets, the most popular feeder insect for decades, due to the cricket’s noise, odor, short lifespan, and expense. Turkestan cockroaches are a popular choice of species, and are readily available.
They are often referred to as Red Runners directly relating to their speed. Turkestan roaches have a high protein content along with an easy to digest chitin shell. Making them a very desirable feeder insect to become a staple diet.
Red runner roaches are fairly easy to take care of. Providing them with a dark bin, plenty of heat and humidity. As well as fresh food and water will create a great colony of Turkestan roaches.
Always gut load:
We always recommend gut loading your feeder insects before feeding them to your reptiles or pets. By providing a “Roach chow” filled with various proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins. You can ensure that your pet will get the optimum nutrition it needs.
Turkestan Roaches need to have their enclosures cleaned every couple of weeks. Ensuring a healthy and clean colony for your feeders.
We provide red runner roaches in packs of:
Twenty Five, fifty, one hundred, two hundred and fifty, five hundred and one thousand. Stacked with males and females and various sizes to chose from there is plenty to manage your reptiles.
Red runners can be a great addition to any pets diet as long as they are kept clean.
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