Pet rats, cockroaches, and spiders...oh my. Hoarder had 1000's

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dewey, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure. I can't watch the video right now. Did it say they were going to rehome them, or are they being euthanized? The hoarding cases are higher publicity, so tend to go to rescues, but two of these animals are commonly used as feeders, so I'm not sure how that'll go. Very, very cute rats though. I sure hope they do find homes.
     
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    Urm... pet cockroaches? [​IMG]
     
  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't watch that video because I cannot imagine the horror of having a PET COCKROACH????? EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
     
  5. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. 50lbs of dog food a night! That's a lot of rats!

    I actually want to get my son some hissing cockroaches when he's old enough to want a pet. They're not that bad. They don't require much room, don't need a heat lamp or special substrate, won't bite, are sexually dimorphic so can be sexed and males and females kept separate if you don't want babies, and you can't get cheaper food than table scraps! I think they'd make an ideal low maintenance pet.
     
  6. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ewwwww....but they are cockroaches. disgusting...creepy.....gross.....ewwwwwww


    (can y'all tell I REALLY have a cockroack phobia?[​IMG])
     
  7. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess she told them that her original intent with the roaches was to use them to feed the pet spiders, but then she started to like the roaches. She wanted to write a children's book on living in a rat family.
     

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