If you want a bit of the African Safari action (survival of the fittest) in your room, the quickest way to stage the scene is to have a pet antlion in a box. For the innocent, antlions are not a cross between an ant and a lion. Have you heard of doodlebugs? Those insect larvae that dig a funnel in the sand and sit at the bottom to wait for its meal? Those are antlions. And they … [Read more...] about What’s a Pet Antlion or Doodlebug
If you like grant’s rhinoceros beetle so much that you want to help preserve the species, you can breed your own grant’s rhinoceros beetle easily. All you need is to learn the lifecycle of the beetle and enough patience to tend to the growing larva. After all, grant’s rhinoceros beetles can stay in the larval stage for up to two years, depending on the availability of … [Read more...] about How to Breed Grant’s Rhinoceros Beetle
Isn’t cockroach the dirtiest, creepiest, ugliest creature on earth… why do you want a pet cockroach? Yes, if it’s just your ordinary garbage bin roach, you wouldn’t want them as pets. But if it’s a Madagascar hissing cockroach, it’s a different kind of feeling to keep! Madagascar hissing cockroach is clean, safe, and one of the easiest to take care of as pet insect. You’ll set … [Read more...] about You Want a Pet Cockroach?
Insects are probably the first animals that a child can independently care for as pets. For concerned parents, there are a lot of reasons they should let their children raise an insect or two as pets. Raising insects on their own teaches children anything from natural processes to personal responsibility. The best part about it is that there are several types of insect that are … [Read more...] about Why Should Children Have a Pet Insect?
Most children are fascinated with the commons insects in the yard; probably you were too when you’re a kid. At one point or another, you caught one bug and stored it in a jar; filling the lid with holes to give your pet insect air to breath. With age, some adults lose interest on insects and they try to get rid of it forgetting their former fascination but not everybody. There … [Read more...] about 6 Most Popular Pet Insects
Why would you care about raising feeder insects? Well, if only you have a pet dog, feeding would have been easy breezy: you buy loads of dog food; pour some on your doggie’s bowl, and ‘bon appétit’ doggie. But, no… you had to choose an insect-feeding bird, fish, frog, and reptile as pets. So now you need to care about natural pet food like feeder insects. Why Raise Your Own … [Read more...] about Natural Pet Food: Raising Feeder Insects
Walking sticks insect as pets do not require much attention, which makes them perfect for people who are looking for pets that are low maintenance. They do not require much attention so you don’t have to spend much time with them. Having a pet insect is also unique, and walking sticks insect is one of them. Together with leaf insects, they belong to the order Phasmida, which … [Read more...] about How to Care for Your Walking Stick Insect
Belonging to the scarab beetle family minus the penchant to devour human flesh like Brendan Fraser’s enemy beetles, the grant’s rhinoceros beetles are among the favorite pet insect in America. Grant’s rhinoceros beetles (Dynastes granti) have horn resembling that of rhinoceros, hence the name grant’s rhinoceros beetle. They’re the largest and the most beautiful beetles found in … [Read more...] about Pet Grant’s Rhinoceros Beetle