Spiny Leaf Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum)

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Minibeast Wildlife - Ethical Captive Breeder

An overwhelming favourite, the Spiny Leaf Insect is a hardy pet, easy to keep and a fascinating addition to your home or school.

Adult female 150mm (sold as juveniles ~30mm in body length)

  • Also known as Macleay's Spectre after their distinctive camouflage.
  • Suitable for all ages and experience levels. Great to handle!
  • Feeds on Eucalyptus leaves and much more.
  • Captive bred through our environmentally sustainable breeding program.
  • All Minibeast Wildlife animals are covered by our seven day Minibeast Guarantee and have a free downloadable Care Guide
  • Guaranteed to be mite and parasite free.
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  • 5
    Would purchase from them again

    Posted by Jennifer on 10th Apr 2024

    Very happy with my little insect. She arrived healthy.

  • 5
    Awesome delivery

    Posted by Sarah James on 1st Apr 2024

    Both insects arrived safe and healthy, one has already shed after less than a week. My son is extremely happy with his new pets.

  • 5
    Spiney leaf insect

    Posted by Kristine Robertson on 25th Mar 2024

    Fast shipping, packed nicely, information sheet also enclosed.. cutest little guys ever

  • 5
    Couldn't recommend more

    Posted by Jennifer on 7th Mar 2024

    "Fiona" was a birthday present for my son. Australia Post (even express posted) took a few days longer than expected especially as we're remote WA but she was very well packed and, other than being a bit thirsty, she was in good health. Minibeasts were very quick to respond to emails and assist with the WA entry permit requirements, you can tell they care about the bugs they send out. Felt prepared to keep her when she came, the care sheet provided was thorough and very helpful. My son's interest has now become a family obsession, not sure what we should get next!

  • 5
    Ten out of ten.

    Posted by Brendan McCosh on 4th Mar 2024

    Great service. Arrived healthy and happy.

  • 5

    Posted by April Harris on 19th Jan 2024

    they are very lovely bugs with a cute personality. they are very active most of the time, have a good appetite and poo quite a lot. if you're thinking of getting a bug, you definitely should get one from here!

  • 5
    Excellent packaging.

    Posted by Victoria smith on 12th Dec 2023

    Best first time pet for very young children

  • 5
    Spiny Leaf Insects

    Posted by Mitch on 11th Dec 2023

    Male and Female arrived safe. Excellent packaging. Both started eating upon arrival.

  • 5
    3 leaf insects and kit

    Posted by Linda mitchell on 7th Dec 2023

    I m very thrilled with my leafy ‘s. The three arrived safely and quickly and considering I live remote I was a bit worried about time in post. But they are great. Thank you I will definitely be getting more .