Stick Insects make awesome pets, not only are they extremely easy to look after they also aren’t expensive. These peculiar pets are fascinating, educational and interactive. They can be handled but do so with care as their feet are very sticky and may stick to your hand, you’ll need to gently remove the insect to ensure you don’t pull off their legs. A stick insects diet consists of Eucalyptus or Acacia leaves. Some species also eat Rose leaves and Wattle leaves. You’ll need to Mist-spray the leaves once a day, the stick insect then drinks the droplets off the leaves. Their life span is approximately a year but can sometimes life longer.
Stick insects prefer an enclosure that is higher than it is wide, this is due to them liking to climb upwards. The enclosure should be in a spot where they’ll get some daylight but also shouldn’t be in direct sunlight. Their cage ideally should be made from mesh this helps to ensure the enclosure will have plenty of ventilation. We can order appropriate enclosures in for your stick insect if required and often already have some in stock to choose from.
There are over 200 species of stick insects in Australia, unfortunately we can’t have every single species in stock. Please see below for what we commonly have in store/can regularly order:
For more information about these awesome critters, head in store and have a chat to one of our friendly staff members. They’ll be able to answer any of your enquires.