Roaches as pets: a video and a chance to name a roach for your Valentine

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Ever wanted maybe just a small pet that’s also not so traditional?

A Madagascar Hissing Cockroach might be right for you. They’re definitely small compared to many other pets, and apparently they’re pretty easy to take care of.

Here’s an informational video from one of our favorite youtube animal vloggers — Emzotic.

And, for a limited time., the Bronx Zoo is offering people a chance to name a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. As the Bronx Zoo site states, the named roach will be “A Gift to Remember.” And, “You don’t always have the right words, but you can still give them goosebumps.”

Well, that’s one way to put it.

For $15 (tax deductible), you don’t get the roach (which stays at the zoo), and a digital certificate, which you can present to your loved one on Valentine’s Day to let them know they have a roach named in their honor at the Bronx Zoo.

Will your Valentine respond with a thrilled, “You had me at roach?” Who’s to say? But, you could also throw in some of the other cockroach merch offered by the zoo, including a roach candle or roach socks to sweeten the deal.

Here’s the link to more information from the Bronx Zoo:



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