Roach Care Sheet
|Roach Care Sheet:
|Common and Scientific
|Breeding Information and
|Hissing Roaches will readily breed with
enough food and warmth. We have found that very ripe
bananas seem to help the breeding process.
Madagascar Hissing Roaches will make a hissing sound when
disturbed. This is a defense mechanism. Hissing
roaches are harmless.
|Feeding Preferences||Dry dog or cat food, fresh fruits such as
apple, banana, orange, strawberries and romaine lettuce as
well as fresh vegetables. They can sometimes be
picky. They will devour a banana one day and then
ignore it for Romaine Lettuce the following day.
||Can be housed in as small as half gallon
container with adequate ventilation and crawl/hide
spaces. We use egg crates. Petroleum
jelly, Bug Boundary or Bug Boundary Grease around the upper
rim to prevent escapes.
||Slightly damp coconut fiber. If you do
not provide a substrate, then keep a nice size cup or bowl
of Cricket Crystals because they will go to it to get the
humidity that they need to molt. See video below.
|Temperature and Humidity
||Place a water bowl in the cage, filled with
Cricket Crystals to keep the environment humid. They can
cope at room temperature, suitable breeding temperature is
95 degrees Fahrenheit. A heat pad or lamp can be used to
||Not allowed in Florida.|