Does anyone here feed insects to their ratties? I give mine hissing cockroaches. They love them. They chase them and have a great time. I can't find nutritional facts on roaches, I know they are high in protien.
I breed my hissers. I feed super worms when I have them. Mealworms and superworms are VERY high in fat so I don't keep them in stock. Anyone know where I can get the nutritional contents for roaches? The place I ordered my roaches from doesn't even know.
I never thought of feeding them insects. Maybe I'll start picking up a few worms at work every now and them. How do you keep the grasshoppers and cockroaches contained until your rats gobble them up, though? I don't really care for the idea of just releasing grasshoppers or roaches into my room.
I keep the roaches in a 20long with a screen lid. I put vasaline around the top of the tank so they can't climb up. I live in the desert so if any roaches get out they die within a few days. I feed only one roach at a time so I know that they are getting eaten right away. I don't want the roaches to wander around the house and dry up.
Hmm....I thought waxworms were very high in fat? I could be wrong of course. I've never owned a lizard, just snakes
But I've heard of feeding insects to rodents. Good protein and such! I don'tthink I could do it personally. It's part of the reason I can't have lizards as pets.
I just don't think I could feed live bugs to anything again! Our 8th grade pet was a frog (after our bird flew into a window ) and I took him home on the weekends. The feeding was not a good experience for me.