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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom

My thought is...
Why would you want to t off the species that will survive the nuclear holocaust and then rule the world. What if they decide to chain us to their clothes?
Excellent point. I hadn't even thought of that angle!
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
My thought is...
Why would you want to t off the species that will survive the nuclear holocaust and then rule the world. What if they decide to chain us to their clothes?





scary thought.....
post #33 of 44
Its probably an April Fool's trick.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Jen
her. They should make tiny little collars or harnesses like they do for rabbits and ferrets and guinea pigs and the giant rats.

I don't think letting them crawl on the shirt is a big deal. When you handle cockroaches your only real options are to let them sit on your finger or crawl around on your shirt.
Errr...They do. I've used kitten halters on the smallest adjustment. You can't use a plain collar on a rat as it will back out of its collar easily and get lost.

As to the cockroach thing, I agree that its one of the most narcissistic things I have heard from humanity....Leave the cockroach in his darkened and safe environment. Animals aren't there for us to use as fashion accessories.
post #35 of 44
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I thought of trying a little tiny harness on my largest rat so she can sit outside and chomp on the grass. It would be soo cute. And she would love to sit in the grass and in the sunshine.

I think having a cockroach as a pet or to hang out on your shirt is a lot better then spraying bug spray to kill them or stomping on them when you see them in your home. I am sure a lot of people who feel that keeping one as a pet would not think twice to stomp on one in their house, or smash the spiders on the ceilings or harm any of the little critters that come into their home be it with bug spray or the bottom of a shoe. Only bugs I kill are mosquitos and occationally house flies but I usually let them go outside or catch them if I have a pet the eats them like a frog or something.
post #36 of 44
Why don't you just train your rat?
I used to take mine to the park and turn them loose all the time, they were trained to come when called.

I don't kill anything but harmful insects or poisonous insects/spiders myself.
My cats on the other hand....well they kill anything they can catch.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by eburgess
It's a real cockroach!!! That's disgusting!!!
Actually, these roaches are not disgusting (However I find ALL insects to be very interesting and they will be here when all of us humans are off this planet). The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is not like the roach most people hate to find in their homes. They feed mainly on decaying vegetation, do not bite and they make the coolest hissing sound when disturbed. However, the idea of decorating this insect and attaching it to a chain as a human fassion statement is just down right stupid and wrong.
post #38 of 44
I'm just creeped out by bugs in general...I saw those on the news and got the willies.
No thanks! I'll spend my $80 on a piece of jewelry that doesn't move and leave nature the way it was intended: off my clothes!
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by Jen

I think having a cockroach as a pet or to hang out on your shirt is a lot better then spraying bug spray to kill them or stomping on them when you see them in your home. I am sure a lot of people who feel that keeping one as a pet would not think twice to stomp on one in their house, or smash the spiders on the ceilings or harm any of the little critters that come into their home be it with bug spray or the bottom of a shoe. Only bugs I kill are mosquitos and occationally house flies but I usually let them go outside or catch them if I have a pet the eats them like a frog or something.
IMO keeping a bug restrained for life and starve to death is pretty mean. And you're right. I wouldn't think twice about stomping on a roach if it were in my house. My rule is - bugs inside die, bugs outside live. I do make exceptions for grasshoppers, ladybugs, etc., but any kind of pest like ants, mosquitos, and roaches are not allowed. Spiders die too. My DF almost lost a leg to a Brown Recluse and I'm not taking any chances.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
IMO keeping a bug restrained for life and starve to death is pretty mean. And you're right. I wouldn't think twice about stomping on a roach if it were in my house. My rule is - bugs inside die, bugs outside live. I do make exceptions for grasshoppers, ladybugs, etc., but any kind of pest like ants, mosquitos, and roaches are not allowed. Spiders die too. My DF almost lost a leg to a Brown Recluse and I'm not taking any chances.
IMO, there is a difference between true animal lovers and those who get pets that are "different" or "cool" and use them as fashion accessories so others go "that's neat".....
To, me this is torture and frivolously inhumane and falls into the category of the latter.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
IMO keeping a bug restrained for life and starve to death is pretty mean.
And that is one of the problems with this, among many other things... People who buy these are like ohh cool, but then they don't stop to think, hey wait I have to feed this and keep it somewhere and take care of it. I wonder what the jewelers who sell them tell the customers about their care...I am doubting they do much at all.

...And that is sad...
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Why don't you just train your rat?
I used to take mine to the park and turn them loose all the time, they were trained to come when called.
Ohh that would be really cool. I should look into that, what a great idea.
She is not the most friendliest little rat though unfortunately, but I am trying to get her to like me a little more first. I got her from some people who were moving in with a friend across country and the friend was deathly afraid of rats heh. She's a cool, big girl named Boo.
post #43 of 44
Good news everyone: It is well documented that the madagascar hissing cockroach can carry 20x its body weight COMFORTABLY for long distances. Since they weigh several grams, I think we can assume another couple grams of adornments arent causing the cockroach any physical distress. I dont agree with the idea either, though cruelty isnt my main reason. Disgust at cockroaches is. Im bad enough if I saw one of these Brooches on someone, I might lose it....jump on a chair and cry style lol. That said, I think its a dead market. People like me would die before having one, and the opposite are too concerned for the safety of the cockroach. What is the target market? I have no idea.
I do know that if I didnt HATE cockroaches (and bugs in general really, Im worst with June Bugs, though do not have spider issues at all) I might keep some around as they are pretty interesting to observe. A cockroach can make up to 25 body turns per second (record in animal world!)...How many times can YOU spin around in a second? They can live for WEEKS if their heads are cut off (which yes, stops them from eating). Female cockroaches prefer weaker gentler males to mate with....(suggested) because they prefer gentler sex....
post #44 of 44
Thread Starter 
Wow that is fascinating. I love insects except June Bugs too I think. Are those the big tanish colored beetles? Never cared much for those.

Anyway, I want to keep insects in the future, insects and frogs. I want to build up a terrarium for them and everything. Insects are such interesting little things. I always loved going to zoos and local animal shows when they have insect exhibits. Cockroaches, millipedes, butterflies are all such neat instects to keep and observe and learn about and everything.
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