Why own pet bugs? If you're new to this, you're probably wondering why in the world people would want to keep pet bugs. I will do my best to answer that question. Contrary to popular beliefs, bugs can make great pets! Some tarantulas, such as the rose hair, are not needy in food, supplements, or enclosure sanitation on a constant basis. Most bugs are not quite as demanding as a reptile or a rodent, and they are still fun to watch and handle. I keep bugs for a variety of reasons. I enjoy educating people about invertebrates, because they really are extraordinary. I also love the thrill of having them as pets. Nothing brings more joy to me than to watch a wolf spider egg sac hatch, or a hissing cockroach giving birth to a litter of hungry nymphs. It's a big world out there, with nearly a million different species of arthropods to be amazed by (literally)! This hobby isn't for everyone, but I certainly believe that non-bug-lovers can become bug-lovers. Hopefully, if this doesn't catch your attention, it'll at least help you appreciate some of the things bugs do for us.