CritterChick Posted March 21, 2017 Share Posted March 21, 2017 My name's Steph and I have a pretty ridiculous menagerie in my house. In addition to my interest in roaches, I have about a dozen different tarantulas, a horrid king assassin bug, death feigning beetles, and a giant whipscorpion. Moving to the caged vertebrates, I have a carpet python, a herd of Syrian hamsters (I have a handful of genes I breed for), sugar gliders, short-tailed opossums, and a little winter white hamster. Then there's the bulldog, the pug, and the miniature pig. Like I said, we're ridiculous... but it's my house & my rules. I have to close the doors to two of the bedrooms for my mother to even step foot in here, lest she accidentally glimpse a spider or some other creepy crawly as she walks through. Ages ago, I had madagascar hissers which was my first real interest in roaches, though they doubled as pets and feeders for bearded dragons. Right now I have the oddly combined dubia/turk colony that are feeders for just about everyone: T's, Vlad (the assassin bug that dislikes crickets, but finds dubias acceptable and baby turks a delicacy), the whipscorpion who's still currently nameless & tiny, the 'possums & gliders, and especially the pig. Olive saves me from strays, because if I drop a bug while feeding, I just say "Olive, find it!" and her nose hits the floor. I've been working in the pet industry for 20+ years now and have experience with all kinds of critters. I love working with animals, teaching people about them, and learning more things every day. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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