Rhinoceros Beetle Pet Profile
|Size||1.5-5.5 in (4-14 cm)|
|Active||During the night|
|Food||Fruit, salad, vegetables|
|How to keep them||In a terrarium|
|Number of animals||At least two animals|
The Atlas beetle and European rhinoceros beetle are popular “starter” rhinoceros beetles. They’re completely harmless. Their “horns” don’t have a venom gland.
The Atlas beetles grows to be up to 2-5.5 in (6-14 cm) long , while the European rhinoceros beetle usually gets no longer than around 1.5 in (4 cm). They live for 6-10 months. If you care for them well, you can enjoy the next generation.
Please note: rhinoceros beetles are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.
How to Keep Them
Terrarium: at least 16x12x14 in (40x30x35 cm) per animal (W x H x D)