Hissing Cockroaches: Cool Pets!

Hissing Cockroaches: Cool Pets!

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, Gerald Kelley
     
 

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When you think of cockroaches, you probably imagine dirty pests scurrying across the kitchen floor. But many people keep hissing cockroaches as pets! Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explain how these large hissing cockroaches behave in the wild and how to keep and care for them as pets. Having such an unusual pet is definitely far-out… See more details below

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When you think of cockroaches, you probably imagine dirty pests scurrying across the kitchen floor. But many people keep hissing cockroaches as pets! Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explain how these large hissing cockroaches behave in the wild and how to keep and care for them as pets. Having such an unusual pet is definitely far-out!

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Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
The authors look at hissing cockroaches, another far-out and unusual pet in the "Cool Pets" series. These cockroaches are not the ones that sneak around people's homes in the middle of the night. They are a popular animal found in zoos, museums, classrooms, and even private homes. When these cockroaches get upset or angry, they make a hissing sound like a snake. Cockroaches are insects, with six legs and three body parts. They like to live in warm, damp places in large colonies that may number in the hundreds. Their lifespan is short, just two to five years in length. As household pets, hissing cockroaches don't require much care. They need a large tank with a tightly-fitted mesh covering, some sticks to climb on, wood chips or tree bark, and a warm location. They must be out of direct sunlight, and they need food (e.g., fruits, vegetables) and drinking water. Hissing cockroaches aren't poisonous, don't bite, and don't smell bad. Generally, they don't like being touched and will hiss if they get nervous. Watching these far-out pets can be fun, especially when there are more than one. They are easy to take care of, are harmless, and don't require too much attention or care. For some, they are the perfect pet—especially if soft and cuddly are not pet requirements! Sidebars add interesting bits of information. Photographs are in color. Backmatter includes words to know, and lists of books and web sites for further reading. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781464503122
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Far-Out and Unusual Pets
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
7 MB

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