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Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by Claire yeats, May 1, 2017.


  1. Claire yeats

    Claire yeats PetForums Newbie

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    Please help, does anyone know where I can take my sons stick insects - pet shop, zoo etc in Surrey? I have way too many now.

    We had 10 - we now have about 500!!!! I have 2 tanks of them now and my husband has said no more! They are reproducing at an alarming rate and although some have gone to our local school and a couple of friends have taken some, new babies are appearing daily! I can't throw the eggs away as it seems wrong, but equally, having so many is unfair to them.

    I just want them to have a good home (I've been told to take them to a live food place for reptiles, but not keen on that idea ).

    Any ideas?

    Thank you. Claire
     
  2. anachronism

    anachronism PetForums VIP

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    You need to crush the eggs or freeze them otherwise you will be overrun.
    Put some on ebay and local free ads
     
  3. LapisOre

    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Hi.
    Maybe you could send me some? I love sticks insects but my mom might not allow me to get some from you because she will see that I am "chatting with strangers". I don't see this as a chatting place, more like a place to get advice for our pets, but my mom is hard to convince.
     
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    LapisOre Invertebrate Enthusiast, Mantis Master

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    Show me some pics and what species are they, how big do they get, and what do they eat? I know that most of them eat bramble but I just wanna make sure.
     
  5. Franlow

    Franlow Guest

    When you clean them out, the pooh is oval, the eggs are round. Put everything in a freezer bag. You should be cleaning them out weekly. That way, you don't get over run!
    Assuming they are indian stick insects, they are all female & lay fertile eggs. How are you going to feed them all in winter? Get in control of them now.
     
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