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Numio

Numio

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Visibility

2/5

Easy to keep

5/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Awesome and Interesting Pet

By

California, United States

Posted Jan 19, 2013

I found my mantis outside my house one day and just thought he was so cool I kept him. I had him for a few months and I was able to take him out from time to time. It was very cool watching him catch the food I'd put in his enclosure and he made for a neat conversational piece too.

I really dont think you need a lot for one of these. A 5 gallon tank seems perfect for keeping them in with some potting soil, and maybe a good branch with some leaves.
A light tank mist once a day so they can drink the dew
And then throw in some bugs for them to eat

I dont know if I'd recommend them for kids alone. Kids can be a bit rough and might hurt if if they try to take it out. Supervise your kids and just explain to them that they need to be careful.

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