• Dubia Feeder Roaches!

    | Jul 18, 2017

    Dubia Feeder Roaches!

    Uncle Bill's is now carrying the exceedingly sought-after and popular feeders, Dubia Roaches! 

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     They might not sound appealing at first, but there are many benefits to feeding Dubia Roaches instead of crickets or most worms.  They are actually rapidly becoming one of the most popular feeding choices by herpetology enthusiasts.  They can be fed, in addition to reptiles, to certain amphibians, fish, birds, and some invertebrates.  

    Dubias are relatively more nutritious in protein than meal worms, super worms, or crickets - and protein is much more important for your reptiles than fillers or carbohydrates.  They are also very hardy and easy to care for, living up to 2 years with simple food and water.  


    A few more reasons to choose Dubia Roaches over Crickets are:
    *    Crickets smell
    *    Crickets jump
    *    Crickets can be noisy
    *    Crickets can bite and possibly injure reptiles  
    *    Crickets are not as meaty (have more shell)
    *    Crickets don't grow as large
    *    Crickets are more likely to die shortly after being bought

    Dubia Roaches do not climb or fly as long as they are in a smooth-sided surface container.  They also cannot breed in temperature climates lower than 80 degrees, so your home is safe if any escape.  

    These Dubias contain nutrients essential for insect-eating species' overall health such as more calcium, more protein, more fat, and more ash than crickets.  Your pet will be more regular, as well, due to their thinner exoskeletons compared to crickets.  The Dubia Roaches from our supplier are gut-loaded with homemade, premium organic food along with fresh fruits - unlike many other companies which tend to use ground dog food.  
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    No other pet store in the Indianapolis area as of 5/21/17 sells these amazing little feeders!  You can find Dubia Feeder Roaches right now at our Greenwood and West 38th Street locations!




  • Land Hermit Crabs!

    | Jun 14, 2017

    Land Hermit Crabs!

    Land hermit crabs are highly gregarious (habitually living in or moving in flocks or herds) and social creatures.  They really aren't "hermits" at all, aside from simply carrying their homes with them on their backs!  They should be kept in groups whenever possible to encourage natural behavior patterns and normal dispositions.  In captivity, these crabs
    hermit crab land specialty can live anywhere between 1 year up to 20 years depending on level of care and type of habitat and diet.  Hermit crabs can be very rewarding to watch and care for, as well as being a wonderful learning experience about the environment and their local ecosystems!  

    Variety is the spice of life for hermit crabs! They actually need to be stimulated by visual and tactile sensations (new things to chew and climb on, new things to explore and look at) as well as scents often.  
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    They like to climb and burrow, and they like a wide variety of food offerings.  Don't forget a vast array of shells for the crabs to choose from!  

    Fun Fact:  Land Hermit Crabs do not have a spine (thus their division as an "invertebrate") but they do have 10 jointed legs and two large claws for eating!  


    Hermit crabs can provide a great learning experience for children with proper care and supervision.  These cute little guys are quite popular for their ease of care and interesting behavioral characteristics.  They vocalize, sometimes to you and to each other, which is a surprise to hear for those unfamiliar with the distinctive low-resonant vibrato of land hermit crab chatter.  Whether a beginner pet parent or in a noise or space restricted home, a land hermit crab can be a wonderful addition to any family!  
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    Right now at Uncle Bill's Pet Centers, you can get a Hermit Crab and Kit for just $34.99 or Specialty Hermit Crabs for 2 for $15.00 until July 10th!  







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