|This is just a google pic not actually the ones in our class. But they look exactly the same. The top one is a boy the bottom one is a girl. You can tell because the boys have those bumps on their heads or "horns" as my kids call them.|
Well I was cleaning out their cage and giving them some fresh pine chips so I put them in this big bowl. Well they have mad climbing skills because of their little claw hands so I always assign a "helper" to watch them and let me know if one is getting out. I also counted the roaches as I took take them out, especially the baby ones. I change the bedding and clean the cage as quick as I can. Then I put them back in. Well today I only put back 5 babies. So then I was second guessing myself. Were their 5 or 6 ? 5? 6? And the "helper" says "Six one got out!!" And then I panicked I searched the floor, the cupboard and nothing. I was super worried! I even took off the "helpers" shirt and shook it off. Still nothing so I just thought well maybe there were only 5 because I was so quick it couldn't have gone too far. So I put the cage away and had to set up breakfast. As we were eating breakfast I looked over at my "helper" and that baby cockroach was crawling down his FACE! I say "DON'T MOVE" and quickly pinch it off his neck. He was a little panicked but more excited saying "I'm going to tell my dad how brave I am"
WOW never a dull moment in the D.B.