Our Giant African Millipede Cedric

We have had Cedric our Giant African Millipede Cedric for 2 1/2 years and he is a popular part of our animal family attending birthday parties, corporate events, schools and clubs, per-schools etc.

 

Cedric comes from East Africa in places such a Mozambique and Kenya. His species is mostly found living in forests.

africa-eastern-region-map

 

His species of millipede is one of the largest growing up to 38.5 centimeters long.

millepede on hand

 

His defense if he feels threatened is to curl up into a tight spiral exposing only their exoskeleton and secreting a smelly liquid that can be irritating.

millepde curl up

 

Millipedes eat all sorts of food including bananas, tomatoes, lettuce, apples, cucumbers, fruits, vegetables. They also need a supply of calcium which can be added to their diet in the form of calcium powder or a cuttle fish.

Millipede eating

 

Cedric is a popular part of our events and the children find him fascinating.

 

Caterpillers 6

 

Want to meet and find out more about Cedric, than book us now at www.pbanimaladventures.co.uk

 

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