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Can You Keep A Centipede As A Pet?

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There are a lot of exotic insects that people keep as pets. A lot of people want to know about exotic pets, and one of them is the centipede. Can you keep a centipede as a pet? The simple answer is yes you can. However, there are around eight thousand species of centipede in the world that we know of. Therefore, knowing which one you want to keep as a pet is the primary challenge. However, one of the first things that you need to know is that the centipede is a venomous insect.

That means you need to have a very good understanding of how to handle them, and if you should at all, before buying one. The Scolopendra Subspinipes, or the Pacific giant centipede is the most venomous, and the largest of the group. They can grow up to 8 inches long, and cause extreme pain to people if they are bitten. So, in conclusion, yes, you can have a centipede as a pet, but you need to know what you are doing, and which species you want.

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