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in these arms
07-05-06, 06:31
Ever had insects as pets??

I still do, i have about 15-20 snails in one tank!

tha_mattster
07-05-06, 06:35
what is the attraction of insects as pets?

in these arms
07-05-06, 06:38
iv heard many people around the world have insects as pets.

Oh, Insects is like childrens first pet kind of thing.

tha_mattster
07-05-06, 06:40
Well I have never had one, but snails are quite nice in the wild. If what ye say be true, parents give insects as first pet, I bet its so they can replace it when it dies without the kid being able to tell the difference.

in these arms
07-05-06, 06:46
Yeah, but, you can by supplies that make the snails happy.

Cuttle
Soil
Rocks to clim on
Walls to slime up on
Food

they cant get some of this stuff in wild, + I other snails that they can play with, so they are not alone!

gazhammer
07-05-06, 08:50
Yeah, but, you can by supplies that make the snails happy.

Cuttle
Soil
Rocks to clim on
Walls to slime up on
Food

they cant get some of this stuff in wild, + I other snails that they can play with, so they are not alone!

I'm pretty sure they eat a lot of salt!.;)

Shark_Blade
07-05-06, 08:53
I had grasshoppers when I was a kid.lmao

Gabi
07-05-06, 13:04
I used to collect http://gifs.bestgraph.net/animaux/coccinelle/coccinelle-02.gif

http://gifs.bestgraph.net/animaux/coccinelle/coccinelle-09.gif, put them in a shoebox with a transparent lid with air holes, gave them some leaves and blossoms (the fact that they mainly eat aphids had not reached my knowledge then), some water and literally "loved" them to death :( .

I still feel a bit guilty about it.

jarhead
07-05-06, 13:22
i owned some stick insects once. must perculiar thing ive had and there quite funny little things.

GeckoKid
07-05-06, 14:40
i used to have snails... but they are not insects are they?

and crickets.... but i actually just used them to feed my geckos. the geckos apparently don't like worms.

tha_mattster
07-05-06, 15:10
whats that word for snails? crustacians (sp)? somethingo pods?

ace_85
07-05-06, 15:12
whats that word for snails? crustacians (sp)? somethingo pods?
Molluscs, I believe, unless I've completely forgotten my taxonomy lectures ;) The word you are thinking of is Arthropods which refers to spiders, scorpions etc.

JasonDavies15
07-05-06, 15:15
Alot of people have tarantulas as pets!

SlinkyRaider
07-05-06, 15:16
I once had a Praying Mantis in a jar. It was SO COOL! But, I eventually let it go, because I knew it didn't belong in a jar, and it belonged in the nature. :) It looked so cool though!

SlinkyRaider
07-05-06, 15:17
Alot of people have tarantulas as pets!

Yucky! Big spiders! :yik: :p

Catlantean
07-05-06, 15:39
I have a couple of spiders in my room, to take care of other pesky critters such as mosquitoes. Sometimes I even name them :D