Lots of people have cats and birds but not many have a spiny leaf insect. Plus they are really easy to look after!
We have a limited number of 1 month old female Spiny Leaf Insects for sale, approx 4cm long looking for new homes.
Each order includes a free enclosure, please note that as your insect grows it will need a larger home.
To take care of your spiny leaf insect, give them fresh eucalyptus leaves every 2-3 days, which you can leave in a vase of water in their tank or cage. It is best for the insects to have a vertical (rather than horizontal) habitat to live in. And just spray the leaves with water about twice a day.
If you feed them rose bush or wattle tree leaves they will become a bright green. However, if you feed them eucalyptus they generally turn a shade of brown.
Spiny leaf insects and stick insects are phasmids. Phasmids are generally insects that eat leaves and resemble leaves or sticks.
- Males can fly (have wings), females can’t.
- Females live to about 18 months old, males to only 6-8 months
- When disturbed, a phasmid may sway, imitating a dead leaf or stick swaying in the breeze.
- A baby spiny leaf insect is called a nymph.
Please note that the Spiny Leaf Insects will only be dispatched on Mondays and Tuesdays and cannot be sent WA due to quarantine legislation.