Buy Stick Insect Pets
Stick Insects for Sale: All species listed below are in stock and are sold as small juveniles (usually 2nd or 3rd instar). Mature/larger insects are sometimes available – price and availability on request.. Detailed Care Information is supplied with all sales. Basic care and DIY enclosure suggestions can be found on our Insect Pets Care page.
Shipping: We only ship within Australia and do not ship to Western Australia. Only Spiny Leaf, Crowned, Strong Stick Insects and The Australian Leaf Insect can be sent to Tasmania. Orders with live insects are sent via Express Post on Mondays. Egg only orders are sent by surface mail with tracking. Posting of orders is delayed during extreme weather.
Freight Costs and Payment Options: The freight cost for Insect only orders and Start-Up Kits is $13. Freight for Egg Only Orders is included in cost of the eggs. Freight for Insectpet Enclosures is calculated at the checkout. Payment can be made by Direct Deposit or Paypal. GST not applicable.
****PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE AUSTRALIA POST IS QUITE SLOW AT THE MOMENT WE WILL NOT BE POSTING ORDERS WITH LIVE INSECTS ON THE WEEK BEGINING Mon 24th Jan. Wednesday is a public Holiday and insects may get stuck in the post over the weekend. Pick up in Gisborne, Victoria is an option for anyone local.***
GIFT VOUCHERS are a popular Gift for Christmas. Why not choose an Insectpets Gift Voucher so that the recipient can get organised for their new pet first. NOT available to Western Australia Once payment is received your Insectpet Gift Voucher will be emailed to you, along with a General Stick Insect Care Information Sheet. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Spiny Leaf Stick Insects ( Extatosoma tiaratum ) make ideal pets and are very popular as a pet for classrooms and children. They are very hardy, easy to care for, harmless and easy to handle. The female and male are quite different in appearance. Females can grow up to 15cm long. Males are smaller and can flutter short distances, the female is flightless. Spiny Leaf Stick Insects feed mainly on eucalyptus (gum) leaves. They require an enclosure of minimum size 35cm tall x 25cm x 30cm and room temperature of 16 to 28 deg C. Please note we currently have some older not yet adult, insects available. These are the same price , please advise at the checkout if you would prefer the larger insects. Not for sale to Western Australia.
The Crowned Stick Insect ( Onchestus rentzi ) is easy to care for and harmless. They are very “stick like” in appearance and get their name from the lumpy “crown” on top their head. Females can grow up to 12cm long. Males are much smaller and slender than the females. Crowned Stick Insects feed mainly on eucalyptus (gum) and acacia (wattle) leaves. They require an enclosure of minimum size 35cm tall x 25cm x 30cm and room temperature of 20 to 28deg C. Not for sale to Western Australia.
**Currently only males available***. The Strong Stick Insect ( Anchiale briareus) is a very hardy stick insect. Juveniles are a bright green and adults brown. Females grow up to 17cm, males smaller. They feed readily on eucalypts (gum) and acacia (wattle) leaves and require an enclosure of minimum size 35 cm tall x 30cm x 35cm and room temperature of 16 to 28 deg C. Not for sale to Western Australia.
An easy to assemble enclosure, ideal for beginners and schools. Measures 35cm high and is oval in shape (36cm wide x 31.5cm deep). This enclosure will comfortably house two pair of “small” adult stick insects (eg Spiny Leaf Stick Insects or Crowned Stick Insects), or one pair of a larger species (eg. Goliath or Wuelfing’s Stick Insects).
Eggs are from a variety of Stick Insects that will feed on Eucalypt Leaves. Eggs are all from mated insects and take generally from 6-12 months to hatch, depending on species. All eggs for sale at present are about 5 months old. Egg hatching instructions included. Eggs are sent by tracked surface mail and the postage cost is included in the egg price. If ordering with live insects, the eggs will be included with your insect order and I will include extra eggs to cover the duplication in postage costs. (Eggs NOT sent outside Australia or to WA. Only Spiny Leaf, Strong and Crowned Stick insect eggs to Tasmania without a permit).