Buying a pet stick insect
Stick insects make great pets. They are fascinating, educational and quite easy to keep, however, there are a few things you will need to consider before buying one.
- You will need a suitable enclosure. You can either make this yourself or purchase
one. Good ventilation and surfaces that can be climbed easily are important features. Mesh enclosures are ideal for most stick insects.
- You will need to provide fresh foliage for your stick insect on a regular basis. Different species require different species of plants to eat. It is very important to make sure that you have that particular plant
available before making your purchase.
- Most species don’t cope well with temperature extremes; they don’t like getting too hot or too cold. They shouldn’t be set up in direct sunlight where they could overheat. They should not be kept somewhere that gets freezing cold during winter.