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    Cockroaches Care Sheet


Cockroaches care sheet.


As most species of cockroach are good climbers/glass climbers a tight fitting lid is required with a good quality fine mesh to allow for air flow. You can use a 10 gallon aquarium, or rubber maid to keep your cockroaches in. For "glass climbers" (cockroaches which can run on vertical glass are called glass climbers), the best way to prevent them climbing out is Vaseline. "Glass climbers" will just slip back down if they try to walk over Vaseline. The best method is to house them in a specially heated room, but if that is not possible, most people use a Heat pad, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes and it is best to talk to your local retailer as to what you need. General rule is to have it 1/3 to 1/2 space of floor covered with Heat pad. This provides a temperature gradient giving the cockroaches some choice over what temperature they want to be at. The floor of the cage should be covered with wood shavings for leaf litter species such as Gromphadorhina portentosa or with peat for burrowing species such as Pycnoscelus surinamensis. They also will need a mixture of surface objects to offer hiding spaces, egg boxes and the inner from toilet and paper towel roles are excellent.
Roach habitat should be kept in a dark room (like closet) as they are most comfortable when it is dark and require minimal light.


All known species of cockroach are omnivorous (meaning that like you and me they eat nearly everything). In captivity most species do well on a mixture of dried feed/grains, fresh vegetables and fruits. Cockroaches don't need fresh food every day but it is important that they always have enough to eat otherwise they will start eating the cage as well as each other. Water bowl is not necessary if you give them every 3rd day fresh fruits from which they will get all of the moisture they need.
Fruits are full of nutrients but attract fruit flies. If this problem arises, it is recommended to use Jelly instead as a water substitute. Multi-vitamins can be dusted over their food to account for the lost vitamins in fruits. There are no particular multi-vitamins for roaches, but it is safe to use the ones that are used for Reptiles. It is extremely recommended to add some Bee Pollen into their diet as well. Bee Pollen can be acquired in any natural herb store. It is full of nutrients, and will strengthen their immune system.

Temperatures and Humidity.

They do not need much humidity; about one mist per week should be enaph. Most species come from tropical countries and therefore need to be kept at, 25°C to be happy, but they can survive starting at 16°C and up with one exception that they will probably not breed.


They best breed in warm, dry places. The temperature should usually be 24-25°C for the best breeding results. As a general rule breeding will take care of itself, eggs are normally laid in an ootheca (ootheca is when all of the eggs are stuck together, like in a transparent bag). Some species will lay their ootheca in the corners of the cage or other accessible nooks and crannies, while others will carry the ootheca around with them. Depending on the specie some will carry the ootheca either inside or partly extruded from the body until it is time for the young to hatch.


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