aoikirin Posted December 30, 2018 Share Posted December 30, 2018 I find this topic interesting, as I have occasionally found a dead roach in one of my enclosures who has been nibbled on. I generally find dead roaches intact, but when I don't it's usually an adult who has lived its life. I find two feeding patterns. The first tends to be that the presumably soft fleshy head has been consumed. The other pattern seems to be eating starting into the butt region. I find it interesting that dead ones tend to not be touched at all, but when they are it tends to be either their head or butt consumed but not both. Ever. I always provide oranges, carrots, water, powdered dubia food and dried cat food. Is it normal to see nibbling on the dead? I've never seen it in action. Live cannibalism would be considered in its own category and I assume is rare? I have only witnessed live cannibalism once on a male Chopardi adult who was near death and on his back. I don't know how he got that way but when I discovered him they had eaten into his bottom and the poor dear was still alive. That was horrifying and fortunately seems to be the exception. I say he was near death because he was slowing down as roaches do when they are near death and begin to hardly move or eat. I had noticed it earlier in the week as all my roaches are pets and are in glass enclosures. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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