Bug Fan Keeps Thousands of Cockroaches as Pets



College student Kyle Kandilian, 20, keeps around 200,000 cockroaches at the house he shares with his parents at his bedroom walls are decked with boxes and crates he breeds for fun and profit. Kyle Kandilian a student from Dearborn, Michigan, has his unusual hobby of raising cockroaches as pets. Kandilian has been raising cockroaches for almost eight years, and even started a business selling some as food and the more exotic species as pets. Kandilian sells his roaches to reptile and amphibian owners for food for as little as a dime a dozen. The rarer species, like the macropanesthia rhinoceros which live up to 10 or 15 years, can go for $150 to $200.

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