- Dec 21, 2020
Hello, I recently got two cockroaches labeled "Giant Islander Roaches" from my local petco who were being kept in subpar conditions. First of all, they look a lot like hissing roaches to me and seeing as I have never heard of "Giant Islander Roaches" I want to assume that they are either hissers that were mislabeled, or they are hybrids of some sort. They were being kept in a very small plastic bin with no water or humidity and no food. I also highly doubt that the store separated them by sex so for all I know they could be mating soon (I have a bigger enclosure in case this happens). When I first put them in my enclosure they both immediately slurped up a ton of water, so I think they were severely dehydrated. However, they have not touched the food I put in there for them. This is now the second day I've had them and I haven't seen them do anything except crawl over it. I gave them a variety to choose from just to see what works best (carrots, lettuce, apple, dog food) and nothing is catching their interest. Do you guys think this is because they're still getting used to the enclosure and will eventually settle down and eat? Or do you think that they're sick? They look fine physically besides being dehydrated. Also, I have several darkling beetles who are pupating right now that I was considering putting in with the hissers since they have the same diet, do you think this is a good idea or no?