13 year-old Kenny Hogrefe operates in an unusual niche in the pet food business. He sells live lobster roaches, the preferred meal of many reptiles.

Hogrefe started his business after the lobster roaches he bought to feed his pet chameleons began breeding more than he needed. Lobster Feeder Cockroach is commonly kept in the U.S. as a food source for arachnids and lizards due to their ease of rearing and palatability.

Kenny’s Feeder Lobster Roaches serves customers in 15 states. He also runs a web site where he sells 100 roaches for $13 and uses PayPal to process his credit card orders.

Photo by Kenny’s Feeder Lobster Roaches.

Originally posted by Rich Whittle on September 27, 2006 in Ideas.

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