I am a totally blind, graduate school student. I am also an animal-loving pet roach owner. I keep hissers as pets and keep my small colony split by gender to prevent breeding. I keep most hisser species and hope to have representatives of each type of hisser one day. I even have a couple of hybrids as they make excelent pets and I do not breed or sell anyway. My hissers are well-loved pampered pets and are handled frequently and gently. I also have a desert millipede that lives with the female half of the colony and a black labrador retriever.