Keith Posted December 17, 2007 Share Posted December 17, 2007 I decided to go out on a limb and try new food for my roaches, baby food. I fed some to my thin/ill Giganteus and they LOVED it, they wouldn't eat much of the food offered before but ate every single flavor of baby food with gusto! I cant believe I never thought of it before. I Highly recommend every roach owner try using this even if just once, with all the flavors of baby food, there's something for every roach. I purchased these 3 flavors of "Beech Nut" brand baby food, all were favorites. Peaches Chiquita Banana Turkey & Turkey Broth (that's one flavor) I was going to buy beef but it had lemon juice added so I didnt think that was good. Pros & Cons of baby food for roaches. Pros #1- Easy to eat and digest for any size roach, especially good for nymphs who cant chew hard foods. Also good for old or pregnant roaches who need a boost of nutrition/hydration. #2- With a little water added to dilute the food, also serves as an easy way to hydrate roaches (works best with fruit flavors) (can also be frozen to make popsicles for summer for your roaches) #3- No artificial ingredients like salt or artificial sugar (for most anyway), healthier than dog or cat kibble. #4- Cheaper than buying fresh fruits/vegetables. #5- Wide variety of flavors, something for every roach species, even if only as a treat. #6- Good for picky/stressed roaches who dont eat much. Cons #1- Very small nymphs may get stuck or drown if baby food is too deep. #2- If it spills can be messy #3- Molds very quickly, must be changed daily. #4- Jar says after 3-4 days food isnt good to use, but mabye for roaches it's ok. Needs to be refridgerated after opening. Tell me what you think. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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