Indian Stick Insects Are The Most Commonly Kept As Pets

Indian stick insects are the most commonly kept as pets. They don't require daily maintenance. They can be left alone for a week without care. The key to keeping stick insects in the wild is mimicking their natural conditions. There are over 2,500 species of stick and leaf insects. Stick insects that are not native to the U. S. are illegal to keep as pets because they proliferate easily and can cause damage to the ecosystem. Dispose of stick insects by smashing, boiling, or burning them. Check your local and state laws before getting any kind of stick or leaf insect. Indian stick insects can be tame but very delicate. Exercise caution when handling them. They should be kept fairly warm, around 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature can be lowered to the mid-60s Fahrenheit. Indian sticks eat insects like oak, rose, and hawthorn leaves. Bramble (blackberry) is a favorite food for stick insects. They must be washed and cleaned well. All food must be free of insecticides and herbicides. Stick bugs are easy to find and will sit on your hands. Be careful: it's easy to hurt a stick insect while you're holding or moving it. Stick beetles reproduce at a rapid rate. After long you have far too many babies to care for. Stick sticks can mimic the colors of their surroundings. . . .

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