BEST FOR USE WITH ADULT SIZED FEEDERS: DUBIAS, CRICKETS, and SUPERWORMS.
The Zen Feeder is a compact bug storage unit that allows you to conveniently store, feed, and dispense your feeder insects. Start by pouring the insects into the Zen Feeder basin. Twist on the dispensing lid. Lift the feeding door to feed your bugs fresh fruits and vegetables. When it is time to feed your reptiles, make sure to empty your debris basin, then neatly dispense your bugs without ever having to handle them.
This container has so many large holes/openings at the bottom that I cannot image what type of bugs it would keep well. On my first night with my new reptile, I lost every single cricket I had purchased within 10 minutes, and thankfully I had placed the container into a plastic bin... it's a nice idea, but it has a lot of design flaws.
Very handy and convenient, makes it fast and easy to pour roaches into what I use to dust them with calcium, very hardy and strong never had any escapes. I enjoy the compact size that still offers a lot of room for a lot of bugs, and it’s very easy to clean. 10/10 recommend.
Not for crickets
I like the concept. But we had something out a horror story with our medium size crickets. I know small insects like small Dubai roaches would get out of the bottom but I don’t consider medium size crickets small insects. When we made the change over from old keeper to this we thought some crickets escaped in the process. Nope... woke up to dozens of crickets jumping around bedroom!!! Not sure the purpose of these holes in bottom. I saw the warning about small insects (pinheads) Could get through but crickets are not that small. Please change for future production. Or offer two sizes. Not happy that I paid so much for something I need to modify. Would not recommend as it is made now.
Not for sm Dubai roaches
I love this idea of this product!! However I think it could use some updating for smaller roaches. Found a lot of them escaped and were in the bin underneath. Thank god I kept this bug habitat inside of another lg container because I found at least 20 babies and about 10 med Dubai roaches that escaped. I understand it says in red print to tape it up for smaller bugs (I saw that after they all escaped) but some were not that small that escaped..I feel like for the cost of the habitat I shouldn’t have to worry about taping it, going to go back to the trust worthy Rubbermaid container ♀️
Not a good option if you are feeding smaller dubia roaches
My Zen feeder arrived quickly so that was a positive. However, I was disappointed to find that more than half of my small dubia roaches were in the bottom debri basin! This product was not designed for the smaller dubia roaches obviously since they can easily get in the bigger holes. Thankfully, my husband was there to scoop them all back into the feeder. We used electric tape to seal the bigger holes but for $40 I should not have to modify the product!! I do see that they wrote a line in red under the product video regarding this issue. How about fix the issue instead of telling consumers to use tape?!?! I'm honestly not sure how many might have escaped nor do I want to think about it. I would not recommend this feeder and I will probably be looking for something else. My other issue was removing the uneaten food. I lifted the panel out but then all the roaches went in that spot so I was left pushing them with tongs out of the way to slide the feeding panel back into place. What a disaster this product was.
Its amazing, feeding made simple!
I ordered this last week for dubia roaches that my bearded dragon eats. This has solved all my issues with regular storage and feeding. Here are the things I love about it!
- It conceals the roaches, I cant see them!
- I cant hear them moving around
- The feeder insert helps prevent food getting stuck in the container and molding, It is fairly simple to bring the feeder out and change the food frequently, as well as clean off and wash the feeder insert.
- Dumping the roaches directly into the bowl for my beardie, without having to use a spoon or touch them, or have any fall outside of the feeding container, they dump right in!
- No smells, so far I dont smell anything, partially b/c I can take out the food before it molds, but also because the container is very secure.
- Easy dump of the roach waste, I dont have to sort through the roaches and around the waste.
Disclaimer I feel is important to mention: I have small roaches, 1/4 - 3/4 inch. I ended up finding roaches in the bottom black portion of the container, this is where the waste is supposed to drop, not roaches. I figured out with some investigation that because I had small roaches, they were squeezing though four small rectangular openings. I worked with the owner of Zen Habitats to figure out a way to plug those holes so we dont keep running into the issue. He was very kind and appreciated my feedback so they can redesign their next batch.
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