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Mavis has already tried out fancy sofas and sofa chairs, tables, chairs, fireplaces, fridges, benches, lounging chairs—you name it, she probably tried it. Her most recent purchase is a bathtub, equipped with a shower curtain for her to climb on.

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Considering that Mavis is a tiny insect, Samantha is often asked about where and how she keeps her. “She has a decorative birdcage that I personally set up with plastic on the bottom and screen at the top. The furniture are props for pictures. I wish she lived that fancy. Someday, I hope to find a doll house that would be easy to turn into an enclosure.”

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While pets are a huge responsibility, Samantha reassures us that praying mantises are no problem to look after: “Easy pets to care for. I get asked what she eats, I feed her dubia roaches. I mist her cage everyday. Only downfall is they both have short lifespans. 6 months to 18 months, depending on the species and the sex.”

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Image credits: mavisthemantis

Traditionally, bugs are not the first choice for pet owners, but Mavis makes a pretty good case for all praying mantises by simply being super adorable around miniature furniture. You can follow Mavis on her Instagram to see more of her cuteness.

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