Cockroaches are said to be stinky, disgusting and repulsive pests that can carry cholera, typhoid, salmonella and even more pathogens. But if you look beyond this. You will find:

  • They make great pets
  • "These really are charming creatures. They're clean, they're not stinky at all and there really is nothing horrible about them except for the name cockroach," Sue Hasenpusch, from another supplier, the Australian Insect Farm, said.

  • A Fans mailing list
  • "This group is for all Cockroach fans, weither you have a few pet roaches or raise them as feeders, we'd like to hear from you! For sale adds & wanted adds welcomed, also any questions on roaches welcomed."

  • An FAQ for people interested in knowing more about the (pets).
  • Poetry
  • Today I touched one of you for the first time.
    You were startled, you ran, you fled away
    fast as a dancer, light, strange and lovely to the touch.
    I reach, I touch, I begin to know you.

  • Art for cockroach
  • “I think it’s about time to herald the era of a new awareness in the human-cockroach-relationship.” (Don Pollock)

  • Cockroach racing
  • Players stimulate theirs cockroaches to run by knocking the glassed surface of the course with the special small sticks and joy of every step of cockroach. The finish of the race is quite unpredictable and every step of a cockroach brings lots of emotions to all the guests.

  • Cockroaches can control robots
  • The system uses a living Madagascan hissing cockroach atop a modified trackball to control a three-wheeled robot.

  • They get a tanned
  • They suffer from Arthritis
  • the cockroach slows down, experiences stiff joints and has problems climbing and a decreased spontaneous fleeing response. Death comes shortly after the onset of these movement problems.

And finally:

Cockroach fetish !!!

UPDATE: LOL, Ritzy will use this page for treating her phobia.