Centipedes and Millipedes as Pets!

August 21, 2012 by  
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Centipedes and Millipedes as Pets!Centipedes and Millipedes as Pets
“Centipedes and millipedes have lots and lots of legs!”

Centipedes and Millipedes can be great pets when you want something different and


Many people are fascinated by keeping centipedes and millipedes as pets. They have a spectacular appearance and they behave in interesting ways. There are is a fascinating hobby. Both are enjoyed for their interesting appearance and behaviors. There are definite differences between centipedes and millipedes.

Millipedes, in general, are easy to keep and are good for beginners. They can be a safe pet for children as well, as long as they are supervised. The African Giant Millipede is often available in pet stores, or you can find other types of them in nature as well. These ones grow to around 10 inches in length. Be careful with millipedes that have bright colors – these often secrete a substance containing hydrogen cyanide. This substance can create a burning feeling when it touches your skin.

Centipedes, in general, are much harder to keep than millipedes. Beginners probably shouldn’t try to keep them. Centipedes are poisonous and can be extremely dangerous to humans, and especially to children. They should be kept in very secure enclosures like one would keep a venomous snake. They are interesting creatures though, and are quite fascinating when you sit down to watch them…Read More

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