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Hey, I have a bunch of questions.Do spinies ever hang from their tail? My male juvenile was hanging from his tail this morning, all his legs were curled, I thought he might be dead. He then dropped to the bottom of the cage on his back where he moves his legs a little but not much.Secondly, how much should I be expecting my spinies to be eating? They're both juveniles and they don't eat much at all. I'm feeding them gum leaves - are they too tough?Lastly, what do the eggs look like? I keep hearing a clicking coming from the cage and suspect it's the female throwing eggs but all I can see is poop on the floor.Thanks!
How to keep a pet spiny leaf insect
Hello, I had some insects that passed away in February of this year, however they left a lot of eggs. I put them in a box with chux paper and sprayed them daily for a few months. However for the past few weeks I have been unable to spray them, and the part of the egg that has a little protruding hole has gone black and scabbed over. Does this mean the eggs gave died? Is there anything I can do to save them? Thank you :)
In my experience this usually means they are dying. Sometimes they die quickly but at other times they just lie motionless (but respond to touch) for a few hours or days. Might be too late a reply sorry
Hi my spiny is on the ground and not moving unless I touch her what do I do
does any one what what foods can you feed them to have them different colours. I looked spiny leaf insect up on google and there are some which are green and black. All mine are brown in color. I feed them wattle and eucalyptus leaves.Thanks
Important information I have figured out with the babie nymph, if you find they are not eating. Please try feeding them wattle. Its easier for them to chew. Since i have wattle for the young and eucalyptus for the older ones.
I have a friend with a female Australian spiny leaf insect and something really weird happened last night. She just keeled over. She can't stand on her own, and keeps falling over on her side or back. She didn't die, but is now leaking a brown fluid from the tip of her tail and out of one "elbow" on a front leg. Do you have any idea of what this could be. She's about 5-6 months old, has had 5 molts, and has been eating very well. Her usual diet is blackberry leaves, but has recently had rose leaves that have had no pesticides.
Wow very helpful. I have three two girls and one boy . I got the boy for free as he would not get off the branch . The petshop lady said it was a bit of a runt and may die so i could have it . The two girls are different one is happy to hang there while I clean the cage the other is an escape artist and would rather use the opportunity to run up my arm to my head and stay there . The male he is very timmid and will curl up and drop when i move the leaves and then stay at the bottom of the enclosure swaying till i close the doors . The girl that is happy to hang there is always the first to start in to the leaves. When I was getting readyto clean out the leaves tonight i thought something was wrong with one of the girls but watched her for a moment an realised she was just starting to shed. Ive never seen it before. .... thank you for your info . My guys are bout three months old now ao i might see some egs soon
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