How to breed dubia cockroaches/roaches

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How to breed Dubia Roaches?

How to breed Dubia Roaches? Breeding Dubia Roaches (Cockroaches) is really easy, The benefits of breeding and starting your own colony is the amount of money it saves you in the long run. They cant climb, fly or jump and that’s the reason they make a great feeder insect!

Dubia Roaches are readily accepted by most reptiles, nymphs can be used for hatchlings and the large roaches can be used for larger reptile species. They’re a great feeder insect if you haven’t got a fear of cockroaches.

Please check dubia roaches are legal to keep in your country or state first.

Things you need to start:

  • Plastic container
  • Dubia roaches (adults & Nymphs)
  • Cardboard/Egg crate
  • Heat mat
  • Thermostat
  • Vegetable scraps


You want to make sure your colony is at the right temperature so they breed fast. Although too hot and they wont breed due to stress. This is why we recommend the use of a thermostat so you can control the temperature.

Dubia roaches need an air temperature of 85ºF and 90ºF, If you move away from these temperatures fertility rate decreases a lot.


Dubia roaches can eat a range of foods, the best and cheapest way would be vegetable scraps as these provide food and water for the Dubia Roaches. Although a lot of people use roach chow or dog biscuits.

We do not recommend the use of dog biscuits as a diet for dubia roaches as they contain high protein and when these roaches are fed to your reptiles they can cause gout.

How to breed Dubia Roaches? Now if you’ve got the correct temperature for your colony and providing enough food and water, They should breed with out any further help. They don’t need really high humidity like other roach species, So unless you live in a really humid area then you don’t need to do anything extra.

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