Best Stick Insects For Absolute Beginners

Like to keep stick insects as pets? But wondering what species of the around 300 available species is suitable for you as a complete beginner? With all the information available on all the different species, it is difficult to make up which species are easy to keep compared to others. Well, let me help you….

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5 Giant Stick Insects You Can Keep As Pets

There are more than 3000 species of phasmids (stick insects and leaf insects) in the world and regularly new species are discovered. Only 10%, around 300 species, are reared in captivity as pets. However, between those species in the pet industry, there are some quite unique and big specimens available. In this article, we will…

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The Life Cycle Of A Stick Insect & Leaf Insect

Ever wondered where stick insects come from? When you encounter a stick insect in real life, it is probably an adult specimen, or at least nearly reached adulthood. But, what about baby stick insects? How are they born? The life cycle of stick insects exists of three main life stages: the egg, nymph and adulthood….

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15 Important Questions To Ask Before Buying Pet Bugs

The exotic pet bugs industry is growing every year and more and more people keep these lovely pets. They are amazing, easy to keep and take care of. But although they are truly amazing, you still need to make good consideration before you start keeping them. They are quite different from keeping cats, dogs, birds,…

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Phasmid PSG List [All Stick Insect Species]

The Phasmid Study Group have listed all species that are bred in captivity. Within the list, every stick insect and leaf insect has given a unique number: PSG number. This list is developed because scientific names are continuously prone to changes when research provides new insights into the genus and phylogenic relation between different species….

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Giant African Land Snails: A Practical Care Guide

Did you collect snails when you were a kid and kept them in a jar? Snails can be found everywhere and can easily be kept as pets. But the giant African land snail (Achatina achatina) is quite something else. These are real giants, some growing to more than 20cm (8″). But even due to their…

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12 Reasons Why Stick Insects Make Good Pets

While reviled by most, keeping insects as pets have become a popular trend for kids and adults alike. Although stick insects make unusual pets, they are one of the best pets you can think of. You can keep many types of stick insects at home (however, in some countries it is prohibited to keep exotic…

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