Stick insect care

Getting an exotic insect may be a great idea, and stick insects have been known to make great pets for children. However just make sure you learn as much as you can about how to care for a stick insect beforehand and ensure that you can offer it a good home. 

Stick insects can live up to a year or more, and during this time they'll probably breed and produce hundreds of eggs! Will you be able to then look after more than one stick insect? Take into account all the basic needs first, then think again about whether you're still committed to owning a stick insect.  



  • Is the stick insect right for you?
  • Do you have the space for a stick insect?


  • What size stick insect tank should I buy?
  • What do stick insects need inside their tank?

  • What type of stick insect should I get?
  • Do stick insects make good pets for children?

  • What food should I feed my stick insects?
  • Do stick insects need a varied diet?

  • What to do when stick insects shed their skin.
  • Tips for handling stick insects.

  • How to check your stick insects health.
  • How to prevent your stick insect becoming ill.

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