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    Anyone kept locusts as pets ?

    Just saw these in the local pet store live food section ..

    They look so nice I wondered if they can be kept as ‘pets’ ?

    Maybe using a spare Exo Terra tank

    You get ten for 3 dollars




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    I have never seen these in person before, but I don't see why not? There are people who keep roaches as pets, like hissing roaches, and they like it.

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    Re: Anyone kept locusts as pets ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesenugget View Post
    I have never seen these in person before, but I don't see why not? There are people who keep roaches as pets, like hissing roaches, and they like it.
    It’s just that they’re intriguing looking critters with a great paint job and they’re a decent size as well .


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    I know nothing about them but if you try, do keep us posted? Along the same lines are "preying mantises" which I know some ppl keep, & I think are fascinating,
    though I've never kept any. (I find them in my yard now & then.) They're definitely interactive. But locusts might be harder to catch if they get loose...
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Anyone kept locusts as pets ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I know nothing about them but if you try, do keep us posted? Along the same lines are "preying mantises" which I know some ppl keep, & I think are fascinating,
    though I've never kept any. (I find them in my yard now & then.) They're definitely interactive. But locusts might be harder to catch if they get loose...
    The chance of escapes did cross my mind

    I was brought up hearing about the damage caused by swarms of locusts


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    They're definitely cool looking! I can't help with info regarding keeping them as pets.

    Just for grins I thought I'd share this jam by the Black Crowes though https://youtu.be/NiyvAMzklvE
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