Many people, especially those who do not already own a millipede, think that there are very few species to choose from as pets. Some even think that a millipede is a millipede, and that’s it. The truth is, there are almost twelve thousand species of millipede in the world. That makes them the largest group of myriapods in existence. However, that can make the choice of pet pretty difficult, too. If money and care are no issue for you, one of the most popular species is the African Giant Millipede.
If you want something smaller and easier to keep, you should look for millipedes such as the Florida Ivory and the Bumblebee millipede. If you have to pick between the two, the Floria Ivory is probably the easiest to keep. They are pretty active, too. However, as with all millipedes, they are more active at night and tend to keep themselves buried in the day. Most of them need a humid setup, with temperatures not too much higher than room temp, and they don’t need a huge amount of space, either.
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