It helps if all stick insects in a cage eat at the same time, as this is a valuable opportunity for them to socialise, catch
up on the events of the day, and to select mating partners.
After their meal, remember to wipe each insect down with a damp cloth, and to remove any items of food that may still be
clinging to their hides or lodged between their teeth.
Like all insects, Phasmids take a long time to digest their meals, and prefer to take a nap afterwards.
Avoid making any sudden noises or movements near the cage in the hour or so following mealtimes to avoid disturbing their sleep.
It may help if you keep a diary of each insect’s feeding habits, so that any diseases may be spotted early, allowing time for
the vet to make his diagnosis and administer appropriate treatment at a suitably early stage.