Escape-Proof Worm and Roach Dish


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For those of you who keep your geckos in Bioactive enclosures like we do, offering live insects can sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to worms and roaches.  As soon as you put them in the enclosure, they immediately disappear into the substrate.  Sure, you could hand or tong feed, or transfer your gecko to a plastic tub for live feedings.  But not all geckos are going to feel comfortable enough to hunt in an unfamiliar plastic tub, and if you have a very large collection like we do, hand feeding every single individual is not really realistic.  As much as we love spending time with our geckos, there simply isn’t enough time in a day to accomplish that.

So here’s our solution!  These disposable worm and roach feeders are awesome and affordable.  They are very light weight, and a full grown crested gecko could easily knock one over.  You’ll need to wedge them in or bury them in the substrate a bit to hold them firmly in place, but after that you’re golden.  There’s plenty of room for the bugs to crawl around, so there’s enough movement to attract your hunting geckos.  The white color itself also seems to be attractive to them, and they’ve responded better to these dishes than some of the more naturally colored ones we’ve tried.  These are disposable dishes, so they’re not going to hold up to long term use and are not dishwasher-safe.  But disposable doesn’t necessarily mean “single-use”.  We’ve been able to get several feedings our of each dish before having to discard…and at less than a buck a pop, they’re quite affordable to replace when needed.

When you are done with your dish, be sure to toss it in the recycle bin, not the trash.

These also make great water dishes, especially in drawer-style caging units, as their design makes them spill-resistant.

Large dish measures 5″ x 1.25″ with a  4″ opening.  Large dishes are sold in packs of 3 and available in either Black or White

Small dish measures 3.5″ x 0.75″ with a 2.5″ opening.  Small dishes are sold in packs of 5 and are available in White

Size & Color Options

Small, White – 2.5" (pack of 5), Large, Black – 4" (pack of 3), Large, White – 4" (pack of 3)