A personal pet owner of dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, dogs, fish, lizards and yes, a praying mantis. I have had personal experience with many different types of animals. I currently still have a dog, and a 9-year-old guinea pig. I love all sorts of animals. In the summers I animal sit for all of my surrounding neighbors. I understand how sensitive and special each animal is individual with their care.