Newest Review: ... to catch and you can usually get them for free! They only live for a couple months, so they are not a long term commitment, and they ar... more
Author Name: Silirpa Senip
Advantages: Very easy to obtain and care for.
Disadvantages: Wild ones can be irritating.
These little domesticated diptera are great if you are looking for an easy, low maintenance pet to keep! They live pretty much everywhere people do, so they are easy to catch and you can usually get them for free! They only live for a couple months, so they are not a long term commitment, and they are perfectly happy surviving on table scraps. They also have freaking amazing, sponge like mouth parts! And they only have two wings! Unusual for flying insects. Actually, the order diptera is considered to be the most highly evolved of all the insect orders. Plus wild ones do an excellent job cleaning up tons of the worlds trash.
Of course, they do have some negative aspects. They can be irritating, their larva can be, well, disgusting, and even the adults enjoy eating rotten meat. Their positives easily make up for the negatives though! These insects are perfectly evolved to live with people! Just like dogs! A perfect pet for sure!!
Summary: Great pet!!