Children love roly polies and often what to keep one as a kind of pet. This is a guide about caring for roly polies (pill bugs).
What do I feed my pill bugs and what do they drink?
I recently got four pill bugs and I know that they are nocturnal, but they have been kinda inactive even though all my lights are out and its night time. They have been sitting on the underside of an orange peel like they were when it was morning and only moved to check out the apple I brought them.
It's because they're trying to save moisture from their bodies. Make sure it's slightly moist
I have one roly poly and I gave it a good home. I gave it cut up pieces of carrots. Is there anything else I should give it?
Everything I have read about them and I do the same for my kids rolly pollies is I give them cardboard paper,paper, apples and the skin of the apple, just fresh fruits and veggies. I read that you should always rotate it different times you feed them. There's a lot of information on the internet about how to take care of them. Hope this helps.
I just got about 30 roly pollies, and I put them in a big 10-gallon aquarium filled with dirt and leaves and a little bit of food, 3 lettuce leaves. I was wondering if there is a certain food, I have 3 dogs and a ton of poop, that makes them happier.
Also, how do I tell if a roly polly is pregnant and how long are they pregnant?
When a roly polly is pregnant its stomach would be fat sometimes and its stomach would also be yellow when they have there babies the babies are usally clear and have a little black in the middle. No, there is not a certain food u have to feed them ill give u some stuff they can eat crumpled carboard, fish food, and fresh lettuce. I know these things because I study roly pollies or pillbugs some people call them I have like 60 roly plies at my house. Be carful try to keep watching them make sure thay are eating. If u have anymore questions just ask me. :)
How do you know if a rolypoly has a stinger? I love roly polies and want to keep away from those with stingers. I want to keep some, but I'm afraid of unknowingly housing one with a stinger.
They don't need drinks they eat crumbled carboard, fish food, or carrots and lettuce.
Can a role poly live in a container with no sticks or dirt, just grass?
Probably not because pill bugs need a moist place or moist dirt to survive. They absorb the water...
My roly poly has little white spots and is big, but I'm not sure if it pregnant?
If the spots are on her tummy (closer to the head) and they are big. If otherwise, then probably not. All of my roly polies have 2 small spots on their bellies near the rear-end but they aren't pregnant.
I got 7 pillbug/rolly pollies. I gave them a small slice of watermelon and 1/2 of a grape along with fish flakes and 2 leaf bits. Is that overfeeding, even though there are 7? How do you transport them somewhere else without hurting them? And they're not active at night. Are they dying? Is it because the lights are on? How can you tell a male from a female (girl from boy)?
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How long do they live?
Rolly Pollies do not have a stinger and will not harm you. They are completely safe.
My son's pet rolly polly just had a baby and I don't know what to do. Please help me. I don't want to let them go cuz my son's heart would break.
By Sam from Seattle, WA
Put in very very tiny chips of wood. The babies/ little ones love to hide in them.
Rolly pollies, also known as pill bugs, aren't insects. They are more alike to the living things such as shrimp, crabs, and lobsters. The pill bugs have exoskeletons and a hard shell.
They need a moist environment, so put a few drops of water in. Put in some rocks or dirt to let the roly pollies hide in. They like to eat lettuce, squash, carrots, apples, cardboard, paper, or a bit of chips. When you are feeding pillbugs don't overfeed them or if you do, the result is dead pollies. If you don't know what to put your rolly pollies in for a home, I will recommend a plastic container with holes poked through. You will have to put in some dirt then put some grass. That will satisfy the pillbugs as they roam around.