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 Not one for the SQUEAMISH!  

The Madagascar hissing cockroach is also known as the hisser and is one of the largest species of cockroach, reaching 5 to 7.5 centimetres. As the common name suggests, the Madagascar hissing cockroach is characterized by their hissing sound, which is produced when they forcefully expel air through the specially-adapted respiratory opening.

Unlike most cockroaches, they are wingless but excellent climbers and can scale smooth glass. Males can be distinguished by their thicker, hairier antennae and the very pronounced "horns". 

 Are COCKROACHES suitable for your encounter? 


Happy to be stroked and held 


Suitable for all ages and capabilities


Suitable for all group sizes agreed beforehand by us


Suitable for indoor and outdoor events (in the warmer months)

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Diana + Harry

Not the most popular or likeable pair and certainly not one for the squeamish. We have a number of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches here at HQ due to them being unwanted pets. 

What do you think? Are you feeling brave?

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We offer adoption + sponsor packs for our Cockroaches along with all of our rescue animals giving you an amazing way of supporting their life here at HQ.
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