21 JUN 2014
Keeping A Praying Mantis Pet
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Pet Care | Mantids
Keeping a Praying Mantis as a pet is easy to do, once you learn a few things about them. The first thing you will want to find is a home for your little pet. You can keep them in a nice big vivarium, but Mantises are perfectly content in smaller enclosures with a height of approx. 2.5 times their length and about 2 times their length in width. (So a 5cm mantis would do well in a container 12.5cm tall and 10cm across.) Whatever you keep them in, they will spend most of their time hanging upside down, waiting on their prey to get close enough for them to grab them with their raptors. Your Mantis will need air, so you will need to make sure that it is ventilated, but you don't want the holes too large, or your pets’ food might escape. If you decide on a larger enclosure, you will need lots of things for your pet mantis to climb around on. You can use just about anything such as ivy, sticks, etc... Let your creativity guide you. Make sure that all of the items in your.. [More] mantis as pets.jpg
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