We live in Kenya and Tanzania and can be found from there down to South Africa
I live an average of 12 years but some have been known to live the ripe old age of 15.
We can grow up to 38.5 centimetres in length and 67 millimetres in circumference
We are herbivores and eat all manner of vegetation although we love cucumber.
We live mostly in forests, but can also be found in coastal areas that have at least a few trees.
We are NOT centipedes and are fed up of being called that.
Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment, while millipedes have two pairs.
We are also less agressive and they are flatter.
We need a cage at least twice as long as the longest millipede you are to house. We require soil, moisture and food. We like to have some shelter to hide in,
We live in South America. You can find us in regions of northern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.
Males live up to 3.5 years and females can live to more than 20 years.
Mature females' body length is up to 7.5cm (3inches) and a male is smaller but the leg span is the same.
I am an insectivore so I eat mainly crickets. I can, however, eat pinkie mice.
We live in the desert and scrub regions.
No human is ever known to have died of a tarantula bite!
Tarantulas have two pairs of booklungs (most spiders have only one pair)!
A glass or plastic terrarium of about 10 to 15 gallons is fine for an adult. Don't keep more than one of us per tank as we are not especially social,
We arealso known as the Guyana spotted cockroach, or Argentinian wood cockroach so can be found in Central and South America
We live between 1 and 2 years.
We a medium-sized species of cockroach and grow to around 4.0–4.5 cm.
We eat any scraps. Vegetation and cat food are our favourites.
We live in tropical rainforests so need warmth and damp.
We need high temperatures to breed so even if we escape we won't be takingh over your house.
We cannot tolerate the high amount of heat energy produced by a nuclear explosion.
We live well in a ventilated plastic tub, preferably with a large surface area. We do not climb well on smooth surfaces, so make sure the sides are not textured.