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Housing and Bedding

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach can be kept on their own or in groups, in a tank measuring about 40 centimeters. It should be a well-ventilated glass or plastic tank with an escape-proof lid. Attach rubber feet to the base of the tank if the heat mat is attached underneath. Attach a heat mat on the outside of the enclosure to keep it between 25 and 30 degrees. Place a thermometer inside the tank to monitor the temperature. Line the floor with a thick layer of substrate such as cocoa fiber which should be soaked in water before being added to the tank. Don't use soil from your garden as it may contain stones or chemicals. The tank should be kept away from direct sunlight, radiators, draughts and chemicals such as fly spray. Provide bark for your pet to climb and hide under. Spray the tank every other day with warm water to maintain the level of humidity at 60-70%. This can be checked with a hydrometer.

Tank Size
Tank size for Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Attach Heat mat
Heat mat for Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Place the temperature
Temperature Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Cocoa Fibre. Don't use soil from your garden
Cocoa fibre for Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Keep away from:

  • Direct Sunlight
  • Radiators
  • Drafts
  • Fly Sprays

Provide bark
Bark for Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Spray tank every other day. Humadity: 60%-70%
Spray tank for Madagascar Hissing Cockroach