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Cockroaches are one of the best breeding
insects. You must be very careful though, as cockroaches
can escape, and breed very quickly in your house causing
Housing for Cockroaches
A 40 gallon aquarium will do nicely. Make sure the
screen top does not have any holes in it, and that it
is secured extremely tightly. You must provide the cockroaches
with lots of places to hide, many more than is needed
Crickets. Make sure to change the cartons and tubes
you use whenever they get covered in excrement.
Food & Water
Cockroaches will eat anything and
everything. You must ensure that the diet they get is
varied, and enriched with vitamins. The healthier your
cockroaches are, the healthier your lizard will be.
Feed them various vegetables, fruits, and cereal grains.
Dust the food with calcium and multi-vitamin supplements.
Change the food everyday as decaying food can cause
sickness and disease. The cockroaches
will get the majority of water from their food, but
you can always provide a very shallow water dish, or
a damp sponge.
Cockroaches breed in the exact same way as crickets, and
in many cases, breed much more readily. They do not need
egg laying trays, or a separate breeding tank. The cockroaches
will lay their eggs on the floor and in their hiding places.
This makes tubes and egg cartons even more important.
The temperature of the cockroach habitat should be kept
between 83 degrees F and 95 degrees F. Use a heating pad
24 hours a day, and an incandescent bulb during the daylight