More recently keeping insects at home has gained popularity. Crickets, stick insects, grasshopper and surely cockroaches are vastly popular. Above-mentioned insects are undemanding and can multiply rapidly. Some species reach impressive size and possess bright colouring. They don`t present a significant hazard and even a child can take care of them.
People in some countries prefer to keep gigantic cockroaches instead of dogs and cats. They have exotic appearance, don`t make noise and absolutely unpretentious to suggested food. Besides, they are excellent objects for examination. If you can`t choose a pet acquire a cockroach or a cricket and you`ll not go wrong.
Amateurs of cockroaches usually keep big-sized, hissing insects whose length reaches 5-6 centimeters. They are kept in a special insectarium which role can play reequipped aquarium but for beginning a usual jar will be appropriate. Cockroaches are considered to be nice companions for children as they undoubtedly can`t bite or injure. Happy owners of cockroaches claim that if you stroke their back they hiss with pleasure. Cockroaches cause minimum troubles to their owners: you should change sand one or twice a month and sawdust in an insectarium. Besides, it`s necessary to throw slices of fresh fruits and vegetables.
In nature there are 200 species of stick insects: all of them have similar body structure but every type is individual in its own way. Stick insects are quiet, surprisingly calm animals which won`t cause you disturbance as caring for them is not a difficult task. It`s recommended to settle them in a small-sized terrarium with various branches inside. Caring for terrarium is very simple. It`s necessary to clean them from time to time and wipe glass. Stick insects require maintaining of high humidity level that`s why it`s recommended to spray terrarium with water or moisturize in any other ways. These insects are absolutely undemanding in their food requirements and willingly eat leaves of trees growing in moderate climate areas.
Biotypes of grasshoppers are fantastically diverse which depend on their habitat: tropic jungle, desert, tundra or Alpine meadows. The vast majority of them are omnivorous. These insects will be suitable for amateurs who like sound of chirring.