MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH FACTS
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches produce their hissing sound by use of small holes on their abdomen called “spiracles.” They may hiss to deter their predators, or to attract mates, and male roaches are more vocal than females. Some of their main predators include chameleons, birds, & lemurs. Not only are they a great food source for many animals in their native land, they also help to keep their habitat healthy by eating dead and decaying plant matter off the rainforest floor, and by aerating the soil. They also maintain cleanliness by being infested with their own personal cleaning crew—Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Mites! These mites help the roaches by eating debris and dead skin off of their bodies, almost like little living vacuum cleaners!
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HOW WE CARE FOR OUR ANIMALS
The most important members of the Once in a Wild team are ofcourse our animals! These creatures serve as amazing ambassadors for their species. All of our animals are professionally trained, handled, taken care of, and endlessly loved by our wonderful staff. If you would like to learn more about our animals and the care they receive, please follow the links below: