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Keeping Stick Insects as Pets

Information and Pictures

Close up - A thin stick insect is climbing up the side of a wall.

Stick insect living in the wild in central Pennsylvania

Close up - A thin stick insect is climbing up a wooden surface.

Stick insect living in the wild in central Pennsylvania

Close up - A stick insect is climbing up a window screen.

Stick insect living in the wild in central Pennsylvania

A stick insect is standing on a green leaf.

Melissa the 3-week-old stick insect living in captivity

A Stick insect is standing across a plant. There is a hand under the plant.

Melissa the pet stick insect is approximately 3 weeks old in this picture and is growing daily. She is pretty fast when outside her house and loves privet hedge and ivy leaves. Melissa is most likely a female stick insect as males are rare.

A Stick insect is crossing across a white board surface with a drawing on it.

Melissa the 3-week-old stick insect living in captivity