What insects do reptiles eat?

In this article, I will give the top three reptile live food options if you want to keep your reptile happy.

I have also added an insect nutritional value chart that will help you as to what insects you should feed your reptiles.

If you really want to pamper your reptiles with the best insects, there is good reason to read here.

There is no doubt that insects are great nutrition for reptiles, and therefore in this post, we will help you along the way with which insects are right for your specific reptile.

Cockroaches – one of the best insects

Cockroaches are an excellent food for especially lizards/lizards, frogs and toads.

There are one species of cockroaches, in particular, that is conspicuous and that is dubia cockroaches (Tropical Spotted Roach).

The benefits of dubia and cockroaches, in general, are due to many things.

First of all, they do not smell, they are quiet, they can not fly, and they can not climb up vertical surfaces.

In addition, they consist of 28% protein, 6% fat and 3% carbohydrates – so incredibly nutritious and good for your reptiles.

One is almost tempted to say that cockroaches are a type of insect created as food for reptiles.

The lifespan of the cockroach is also remarkable as it can live for 12 to 18 months.

Therefore, you can store them in a safe place without being nervous for the rest of your life.


The value of crickets can also not be underestimated.

The insect holds perhaps the title of the most popular reptile feed in history.

They are versatile in relation to reptiles and can be used to advantage as feed for, for example, bearded vultures, chameleons, monitor lizards, bird spiders and the aforementioned (lizards and frogs).

They also consist of good nutrients in distribution as follows: 21% protein, 6% fat and 3% carbohydrates, which is very beneficial for many reptiles.

The crickets may have a strong odour, but this is about storing them properly.

This can be done, for example, in a plastic container with ventilation.


Mealworms are another type of insect, but nonetheless, they are very well-functioning as snacks for reptiles.

Mealworms will also blend in at the top of the most popular reptile feed, especially because they are easy to handle for the owner and because they are good to supplement with.

It is recommended that the mealworms themselves be fed vitamins or calcium.

Here, oats and water are two simple but good options.

That way, the mealworms will stay healthy.

They can be stored both at room temperature or refrigerated in the refrigerator.

These three above mentioned insects are among the most popular options, which can be used to advantage as feed for reptiles.

They can feed many different reptiles and they contribute many good nutrients which ensure that your reptile stays healthy.

Below I have added an insect nutritional guide overview.