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Good morning, roach forum! Greetings from the Midwest! I raise my roach, Cornelius, as a pet. He's in a 3 gallon tank, with about 1 1/2" of coconut fiber, and a large piece of bark for him to hide under and climb on. I got him from the local University, which has a very large "Insect Zoo", and they were selling Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches for $5, which, according to google, is 3.22 English Pounds (For you awesome international freak people dudes out there.)

Anyhow, yeah. When I got him, he was in a little cup thing. I'll try to get a picture up! :)

So, I've joined the forums because apparently there's an entire community for roaches. I'd not the slightest idea many people kept them. The worst part, though, is everyone think's I'm gross because I keep a roach - I'm fighting the stereotype! I remind people that there are over 3,500 species of roach, only 25 of which are known to cause problems.

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Welcome aboard! I hope we can help you out with any questions you might have and that you'll share your experiences with us as well. Cornelius is a beautiful roach with beautiful coloring exemplary of how attractive pure Gromphadorhina portentosa can be. I'm glad you're enjoying him, and it sounds like you've given him a wonderful home. It's really fun to raise cockroaches as pets, and I'm willing to bet that Cornelius won't be your only roach for long. Check out the other hisser species if you're ever interested. And check out the other roach species too! They're a diverse bunch with plenty of species readily available, ranging from tiny to huge, from drab to colorful, etc. Have fun!

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Welcome to a very addictive hobby! Nice hisser, he reminds me of my first hisser, hopefully you will have him for a few years to come. :)

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Welcome aboard! I hope we can help you out with any questions you might have and that you'll share your experiences with us as well. Cornelius is a beautiful roach with beautiful coloring exemplary of how attractive pure Gromphadorhina portentosa can be. I'm glad you're enjoying him, and it sounds like you've given him a wonderful home. It's really fun to raise cockroaches as pets, and I'm willing to bet that Cornelius won't be your only roach for long. Check out the other hisser species if you're ever interested. And check out the other roach species too! They're a diverse bunch with plenty of species readily available, ranging from tiny to huge, from drab to colorful, etc. Have fun!

I will definitely have fun. I will have to do some research, definitely. Roaches are definitely totally one of the coolest pet's I've had. They're very docile for an insect, actually.

Welcome to a very addictive hobby! Nice hisser, he reminds me of my first hisser, hopefully you will have him for a few years to come. :)

How long do they usually live?

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Yeah, they average about three years old, though my first one lived at least 5 years as an adult, he's my avatar. Keeping them cool and uncrowded seems to make them live longer.

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