Hissing Cockroaches: The Perfect Family Pet

cockroachmainShy, gentle, and easy to care for -- sound like the ideal pet? To top it off, this delightful little critter has a few things to teach us about our Creator's genius. Just one problem: he won't keep quiet about it.

If you could pick any pet from the local pet store that's guaranteed to get your friends talking, what would it be? One more condition. It must be cheap, very cheap ... and easy to care for.

How about a huge cockroach that hisses?

We usually think of roaches as disgusting vermin fit only to be crushed or poisoned. But this species, the Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a wonderful reminder for friends (and other visitors to your room) that "God made everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good" (Genesis 1:25).

Roaches are actually valuable members of their habitat and well worth studying for the lessons they can teach us about life, nature, and our Creator.

[Read the rest of the article at Answers in Genesis.]