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Carefully chosen items to enhance your experience of keeping stick insects. From products to assist you in their upkeep to unique gifts, you can benefit from our years of experience in developing these ideas.

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Wallet of Fresh Cut Bramble
Fresh Cut Bramble
We send three sprigs of Fresh Cut Bramble in a re-sealable wallet. Use what you need and place the remainder back in the wallet and store in the bottom of the fridge, where it will stay fresh for a few more days.

Bramble/blackberry leaves are eaten by most species of stick insects. However there are a few species that will not eat bramble leaves, so please contact us if you need to check that bramble will be suitable to feed to your stick insects.


Wallet of Fresh Cut Bramble is £8.80 including first class postage to anywhere in the UK.
FREE DELIVERY on Fresh Cut Bramble



Fresh green privet leaves
Fresh privet is harvested from large privet hedges.
Fresh Cut Privet
We send thirty sprigs of Fresh Cut Privet in a re-sealable wallet. Use what you need and place the remainder back in the wallet and store in the bottom of the fridge, where it will stay fresh for a few more days.

Please note that privet leaves are only eaten by a few species of stick insect. Species that eat privet leaves include:
O Peruvian Black stick insect (Peruphasma schultei)
O Malaysian Yellow stick insect (Necrosia annulipes).

CAUTION! Both the above stick insects can emit a chemical spray that can cause sneezing and eye irritation in sensitive people and cats, dogs etc. That is why Small-Life Supplies does not breed or supply these species, we only breed types that are safe for everyone to keep.

Please contact us if you need to check that privet will be suitable to feed to your stick insects.

Wallet of Fresh Cut Privet is £8.80 including first class postage to anywhere in the UK.
FREE DELIVERY on Fresh Cut Privet



potted eucalyptus
Potted Eucalyptus gunnii plant (seccateurs not included).
Potted Eucalyptus Plant
Our winter potted eucalyptus plants are now ready to send out.

These are grown specially as stick insect food and so no pesticides or insecticides are used. The leaves are safe for the stick insects to eat.

Eucalyptus leaves are eaten by these stick insects:

O Australian Macleays Spectre (Extatosoma tiaratum)
O Pink Winged (Sipyloidea sipylus)
O Grenadan (Diapherodes gigantea)

You can either keep this as a potted plant or you can transplant it outside in a sunny spot. Water well. Full care instructions are included.


Large Potted Eucalyptus gunnii plant £14.50.
Two Large Potted Eucalyptus gunnii plants £29.
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Delivery £9.95 (Would you like anything else? If you do, you won't pay any more delivery, it is capped at £9.95).





Sprig Pots
The easy way to keep stems of foodplant fresh. Just fill with cold tap water and insert the sprigs of cut bramble or privet through the central hole.
Plug any gaps with the cotton wool ball provided. Sprig Pots are made in Britain and are dishwasher safe.

Sprig Pots are £3.50 each.

If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want the Sprig Pots, delivery for 1- 9 Sprig Pots is £3.95.




Mister Curvy
Stick insects need to drink water and like to drink from water droplets on the leaves. So it's a good idea to lightly mist the leaves with cold tap water every evening or so. Try not to get the stick insects wet!
The Mister Curvy is a plastic plant sprayer, with an adjustable nozzle pre-set to a fine mist setting.

Mister Curvys are £3.50 each.

If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want the Mister Curvy, delivery for 1-2 Mister Curvys is £3.95.



Empty Community Tube Community Tubes
New Guinea stick insects (Eurycantha calcarata) love to go into our Community Tubes.

Place the tubes on the floor of the ELC cage, away from the white sides, so the stick insects can easily climb in and out from either end.

Two or three tubes are best, you can hold them together with an elastic band. The stick insects can choose which tube they wish to climb into and which other stick insects they wish to be with!

Community Tubes are £1 each.


If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want the Community Tubes, delivery for 1- 14 Community Tubes is £3.95.

Community Tube with New Guinea stick insects



Sand Pits Sand Pit - with sand included
Some stick insects bury their eggs in sand and these varieties need the Sand Pit. Such varieties include: New Guinea (Eurycantha calcarata), Malaysian (Heteropteryx dilatata), Sabah (Aretaon asperrimus), Giant Sabah (Trachyaretaon brueckneri).

Place the Sand Pit by the mesh side of the cage and sieve the contents once a week. The eggs can be stored in a HUA Pot. The sieved sand should be tipped back into the square plastic container and returned to the cage.

Please note that stick insects which bury their eggs in sand are more thirsty than other species and so require a shallow Water Dish filled with cold tap water. Water Dishes are available too.

Sand Pit ... £3.50.
Metal Sieve...£3.99.

Water Dish...£1.

If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want the Sand Pit , Metal Sieve and Water Dish, delivery is £3.95.

New Guineas laying eggs and drinking water



Delivery FREE delivery on some items. First class post £3.95 on some small items. Courier £9.95 for large items or multiple items (if we can't combine the postage).


VAT Prices include VAT unless otherwise stated. A receipted VAT invoice shall be sent to educational establishments and companies.

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To order by phone, please call 01733 203358 or 07462 588389



To order by PayPal, just email a list of what you'd like to buy and your PayPal email to ange@small-life.co.uk. Do not email your delivery address, this is supplied by PayPal. We shall then email you the invoice which you can pay by PayPal.


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Educational establishments and companies can email orders to ange@small-life.co.uk. We shall then email you the pro-forma invoice which you can pay by any of the above methods.

About Small-Life Supplies Insect help Insect cages Living insects

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