- Aug 26, 2016
I ended up accidentally purchasing a discoid roach as a pet and have been working on reconditioning her behavior. She started out very skittish and tried to run very fast and escape whenever held, sometimes even trying to fly down off of my arm, but after a week of steady daily interaction and handling, she has made much progress. She is much slower and more curious rather than scared when held. Perhaps I'm misinterpreting her behavior, but she seems to be much more friendly! If you have a skittish roach, don't give up on handling and interacting with it. The results are very rewarding; I think roaches might be my new favorite bugs in the hobby!