Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats.
It is an Animal Ambassador and is used in public and school programs.
This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
History at CuriOdyssey
All Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches at CuriOdyssey are donated from Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.
Fun Facts about Cockroaches
Cockroaches are found on every continent including Antarctica. Cockroaches are fastidious and groom themselves constantly. “Dirty cockroaches” are dirty because they live in dirty places.
What do Cockroaches eat?
In the wild, Cockroaches consume various plant and animal matter. At CuriOdyssey, they are served greens, fruits, and vegetables.
How long do Cockroaches live?
In the Wild: 2 to 5 years
In Captivity: 2 to 5 years
Where do Cockroaches live?
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches can be found in tropical forests, near river banks, and around trees and logs. Their geographic range in limited to Madagascar.
No special status.
Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.