Praying mantises are insects that are sometimes kept as pets, and some individuals raise and breed them. They are not aggressive and only bite when mistaking a finger for prey.
A praying mantis must be kept in a climate-controlled area and be fed regularly. If this process is kept up throughout the life of the mantis, it can live to be slightly over 1 year old. The mantis molts several times over its lifetime and eventually gains wings, which allow it to fly around in its enclosure.Learn more about Bugs