This seemed like a good pet for Japan. It will only live a few months.
Apparently these giant scarab beetles are all the rage for kids in Japan during the summer. They are in all the pet stores, home stores, and even Toys R Us, which is where we got ours. Bear named it Bighorn. We weren't sure what it was, so we did a little research. Bighorn is a rhinoceros beetle. They are the strongest animals on the planet - able to lift 850 times their own weight.
It's not exactly cute and cuddly, but the boys like it!