CJay Posted October 6, 2016 Share Posted October 6, 2016 Hello! I'm brand new to this forum so I may not be asking this right. I joined because a teacher at my school is giving away Madagascar Hissers. I'd really like one but I don't have the money for any special products. So, my first questions are on the enclosure and substrate. 1. What's the minimum size tank/enclosure for an adult male? I have an old plastic half gallon betta tank that I use for water changes only. It has a plastic cover. L = 9", H = 5", W = 3". Is this big enough or would I have to make something bigger? 2. Will Carefresh small animal bedding and/or boiled leaves be safe for Substrate? I have a rabbit and a gerbil that both use Carefresh. Would it be safe for cockroaches? It's supposed to be paper based. Or would I have to buy roach bedding? Is it safe to boil leaves to put in there? If it is, are there any recommended types? Also, is any type of paper safe? Maybe notebook or printer? Lastly, what about hay? Timothy hay would be a last resort, but I'd like to know if it's safe. 3. Should I get an adult or a nymph? I kind of want an adult but I don't know they're exact age. 4.I heard that they can eat dry dog/cat food. What about rabbit pellets? Is that safe? Thank you very much in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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