Woodies ( Speckled Feeder Roaches)

About Woodies (Speckled Feeder Roaches)

Woodies are a great food source for reptiles. They are simple to care for and unlikely to set up home in your house if a couple escape – which is unlikely anyway.

Setting up Woodies.

All you need is a large storage tub ( 50 lt ) with a lid. You need to cut out the centre 2/3 of the lid and glue in fly wire. This allows for ventilation as woodies need air flow. I use a product called Fluon around the top inside of the tubs as you will notice in the pictures below.

You can use Vaseline, but this is or can be a messy option. Both products become a no go barrier for the woodies.

Keep them somewhere warm and dark so they will be happy. 32/33 degrees celcius is the ideal temperature. The only concern with woodies is lack of ventilation and overcrowding which causes stress.

Stressed woodies wee a lot thus the egg trays can become very damp and they can and will go over top of Fluon.

Give them old egg cartons or trays to live in.

I lay egg trays on their edge. This allows the woodie poo to fall down to the bottom rather than collecting in their living areas.

Feeding Your Woodies.

I feed them carrot for moisture. A whole carrot is ok – no need to slice or shed. You can also use veggie scraps, oranges etc.

Always have a container with dry food available all the time. I only use Premium Dry dog and cat biscuits, and you can feed the woodies dry food as is. No need to crush up as the woodies will readily eat it.

Cleaning Your Woodies’ Enclosure.

To clean the tubs out, I give all the trays a bit of a shake so any remaining poo falls down. I then tip the tub up one end so all the rubbish falls down to one end, holding the trays up off the bottom slightly.

Wait till the woodies all run back to hide and just vacuum the rubbish out.

That’s it very simple. If you’re looking for worms, woodies, or even just some friendly advice, don’t put it off – please contact me here or give me a call on 0423 380 482.

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Vented lid     

   Woddie Breeding Tub 
Breeding
Tub (About 1,000 breeders)

Woodie Food Tubs
Feed tubs    Dry and wet food

Woodie Babies
Baby woodies

 

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2 Responses to Woodies ( Speckled Feeder Roaches)

  • Phil says:

    Hello Brian,

    Do woodies smell? Is it okay to keep them outside? Would be cool if the whole setup is sold too.

  • Brian Mercer says:

    Hello Phil,
    They don’t smell if you remove any old food and now and then give them a vacuum out. They are best kept somewhere warm and dark. To post a set up colony would cost 3 times the cost of setting it up. Postage works on the size of the parcel so would be around $30 to $40 just to post. Hope this helps
    Brian

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