Hissing Cockroaches

(12 reviews)
$1.45 - $1.95

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Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Buy Adults, Juveniles.

Originally from the island of Madagascar, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are one of the largest cockroaches: adults can reach 2 to 3 inches in size. Hissing cockroaches are often kept as pets or offered as feeder insects. Hissers have a relatively long life span and, under optimal conditions, they can live up to 5 years! Unlike most cockroaches, hissing cockroaches don’t have wings, but are excellent climbers, including on smooth glass. Therefore, they should be kept in an enclosure with a lid to ensure they do not escape. They make their homes in rotting logs and wood and should be fed by providing fresh pieces of vegetables in their enclosure. Buy Hissing Cockroaches from us today!

Hissing cockroaches available in two sizes: Minimum order quantity is 6 Hissing Cockroaches.

  • Large Roaches (Adults)
  • Small/Medium Roaches (Juveniles)

Can't be shipped to AZ or FL


Q: How to tell the gender of a hissing cockroach?
Hissing cockroaches have very small, but distinct differences in gender.Males have large horns on the front part of their bodies, directly behind their head. They also have hairy antennae.Females are smoother in appearance, possessing only small bumps. They have smooth antennae.Both genders hiss.A cockroach must be at least 3/4" long before gender identification is possible.

Q: What are the different sizes of your Hissers?
Hissing cockroaches are available for sale as juveniles and adults. Juveniles are approximately between 1/2" - 7/8", adults are approximately 1" - 2".

Q: Do you allow ordering of a specific sex of cockroach?
Currently we do not offer the option to choose the specific sex when ordering hissing cockroaches.

  • Advise - please provide a valid physical address for shipping via FedEx. FedEx will not deliver to a P.O. Box. Orders shipping to a P.O. Box will need to be shipped USPS. 
Live Delivery Guarantee Spring/Summer/Fall
We Guarantee Live Delivery of your insect order. Should you experience a problem we will issue a credit at our discretion the value of the lost insects. We do not credit, refund or guarantee the cost of shipping. The cost of shipping is final and non-refundable. We offer a great variety of shipping options. These option vary greatly in service level and price. Please pick the option best suited for your area and needs. You have 2 business days from receipt of your order to report a loss. Please report all claims promptly. Claims made after the 2 business day notification window will not be honored. To request a claim, please log in to your account to view order history and request a refund for the order in question.

Live Delivery Guarantee Winter
Fluker Farms guarantees live delivery when temperatures are as low as 16 degrees at the destination and/or regional sort facilities. While most insect growers simply refuse to ship at temperatures below this threshold, Fluker Farms recognizes how much you rely on live insect for your pet’s nourishment and feel you should have a choice in the matter. Therefore, we provide the following options when the weather drops to 0-15 degrees (we will not ship to any areas below 0 degrees).

1) Ship Without Guarantee (SWG)-You can choose to have your insects shipped when the night time temperatures are between 0-15 degrees by selecting the SWG option, however, we cannot guarantee live delivery and NO REFUND will be given for insects that do not arrive alive.

2) Hold For Weather (HFW)-If you choose the HFW option, your order may be held up to 7 days while we wait on improved shipping conditions. If after 7 days the weather doesn’t improve enough for your order to be shipped, it will be cancelled and any charges refunded.

For your convenience we offer a variety of shipping methods. Please choose the method that is best suited for the conditions in your area. Keep in mind that although Fluker Farms will replace any crickets that do not arrive alive (subject to the extreme weather policy outlined above), Fluker Farms DOES NOT guarantee any shipping charges. All shipping charges are final and non refundable. Please inspect your packages upon delivery and contact us immediately with any problems. All live insect claims must be made within 2 business days of delivery. To request a claim, please log in to your account to view order history and request a refund for the order in question. All claims will be processed within 2 business days.
 Go to Shipping Advisory to see if there are any advisories for your area. States listed in red currently have night-time temperatures of 15 degrees (F) or below: If you have any questions or concerns related to your state or our shipping policy please feel free to contact us or call (800) 735-8537.


When will my order ship?
We ship orders Monday-Friday according to the chart below. We do not ship on Saturday or Sunday.
Orders placed before 3 pm CT Tuesday-Thursday and orders placed prior to 10 am CT on Friday will ship same-day provided the selected Shipping Service Level is available that day (noted in green in table below.) If the shipping service level is not available for that day (noted in red in table below), then the order will be shipped on the following business day. Please be aware that same-day shipping may be affected on postal holidays. Same day shipping NOT currently available for USPS shipments on Mondays.
Shipping Service Level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
FedEx Overnight Priority/Standard Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx 2nd Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Ground Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Home-Deilvery Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Express Saver 3 Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
USPS First Class Est. Delivery: 2-7 days Ships Tuesday Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day
USPS Priority Mail Est. Delivery: 2-3 days Ships Tuesday Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day

Which shipping method should I choose? We offer a wide variety of options for shipping your live insects. Using the chart above as reference, our customers can choose which shipping service will work best for them. It is important to take into account that transit times vary greatly between the different options. USPS First Class Mail can take up to 7 business days and Fedex Overnight is a one business day in transit service. What works well for some customers will not always work well for others. If it is during the hot summer months or cold winter months we recommend not using USPS First Class Mail because it is the slowest option and increases the risk of receiving your insects DOA. Make sure to check the weather, carefully taking into account transit time and places that your package will travel through. Also important to consider is the price between the shipping methods: USPS First Class Mail is the cheapest, Fedex Priority Overnight is the most expensive with many options in between. We try to provide as much information as possible but it is ultimately up to the customer to make the best choice based on weather and the quality of delivery services available to your area. 


  • For more information on Fluker's Feeder Insects, go to the Hissing Cockroaches Care Sheet.



12 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Ansley McDaniel on Nov 2nd 2023

    Ordered these right before weather became unexpectedly cold, but the hissers still arrived healthy and active. There was a nice mix of male and female insects, as well as a handful of nymphs. I've already put in an order for more to get a colony going, very happy with this purchase!

  • 5
    Hissing Cockroaches

    Posted by Nathan S on Dec 9th 2021

    100% happy with my order. First box was supposed to arrive 3-5 days give or take, but it got held up in the mail somewhere ended up being close to two weeks, so they sent a replacement box just in case! I ordered large thinking it would be that 'generic large' that you see in pet stores, you know the ones that say large but are only a half-inch, but I got full-blown adults! And a healthy mix of males and females at that. Arrived healthy and alive :) and you honestly can't beat the price

  • 5
    Hissing Cockroaches

    Posted by Nathan S on Dec 9th 2021

    100% happy, I ordered large and was thinking that the large would be juvi's but they were full-blown adults! Healthy mix of males and females. Not only that, the shipping was supposed to take 3-5 days I believe, and I think the first box got lost for a good 1.5-2 weeks, they insisted on sending a replacement :) (USPS doing not theirs, probably a mix between covid and Christmas made the delay)

  • 2

    Posted by Mike M on Sep 28th 2019

    All the baby Hissers I purchased died within a week of purchasing.

  • 5
    Madagascar hissers

    Posted by Jarrod Friederich on Apr 14th 2018

    I have been ordering Madagascar hissing cockroaches from Flukers for years. Insects have always arrived alive and in great shape. I have never been disappointed. Flukers is the best if you want Madagascar hissing roaches.

  • 5
    Hissing Cockroaches

    Posted by Jarrod Friederich on Mar 24th 2018

    I have been ordering hissing cockroaches from Fluker for several years. The roaches always arrive healthy and intact. They also arrive on time.

  • 5
    Madagascar hissing cockroaches

    Posted by James Finfrock on Mar 16th 2018

    I ordered 15 adult hissing cockroaches on Monday, and received 19 healthy adults on Wednesday.

  • 5

    Posted by Darryl Walkuw on Mar 7th 2018

    All were alive

  • 5
    For Our Beardie

    Posted by Joie Frost on Dec 5th 2017

    Very creepy but ourBeardie loved them. They came live and well. Actually I forgot I ordered them and got a freaky surprise when I opened the box.