Which are the Best Live Feeder Insects?

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The nutritional profile of an insectivorous lizard (like a leopard gecko) should be balanced in the range below:

Typical Carnivorous Reptile Diet

  • High in Protein (30-60%)
  • High in Fat (40-70%)
  • Low carbohydrates and Indigestible Fiber

Other, omnivorous species, have slightly different dietary requirements. However, the insects they eat should be close to this composition for maximum benefits! The high protein allows your pet to build new cells, repair injuries, and create new proteins. The fat serves as a major energy source - eventually being turned into energy for each cell in your pet’s body!

Here's how the most common feeder insects compare against each other:

Crickets Vs BSFL

crickets vs superworms

crickets vs dubias

dubia roaches vs superworms

dubia roaches vs BSFL

dubia roaches vs mealworms

dubia roaches vs hornworms

dubia roaches vs silkworms

dubia roaches vs discoid roaches

dubia roaches vs madagascar hissing roaches

superworms vs BSFL

superworms vs mealworms

4 comments


  • I’m looking for insects to feed a Costa Rican tarantula. This site doesn’t have any information on feeding arachnids.

    Kera on

  • I don’t know how to size the crickets. I need them to feed a small medium beared dragon what size of crickets should I get

    Helen Davis on

  • I don’t know how to size the crickets. I need them to feed a small medium beared dragon what size of crickets should I get

    Helen Davis on

  • Interesting read

    Gwen on

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