Small-Life Supplies manufacture insect cages and breed stick insects and butterflies

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Cages for insects ...
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Provide the perfect home for your insects. From large airy cages to small hatching boxes, we create and manufacture cages to suit every insect.



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ELC cage with stick insects ELC insect cage

This is the best cage to choose for keeping most pet stick insects. It can also house a large mantid.

The ELC cage is easy to use, because the lid lifts off completely and one of the white side panels slides upwards. So you can reach down into the cage or reach in from the side.

Keep the interior clean by lining the floor of the cage with a disposable ELC Liner, replaced weekly.

Stick insects do really well in the ELC cage because they can easily climb the white sides (these are full of specially made holes which give the insects a good foothold).

This cage is tall and airy, and made from plastic which is easy to wash clean. Designed by Small-Life Supplies and precision made in the UK.

Dispatched assembled.


The ELC cage is a sturdy cage, already being used successfully in many nursery schools. It is cat-proof.

Height 51cm, 20".
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
Depth 27.5cm, 10¾".


ELC cage £48.
ELC cage bundle (includes ELC cage, cleaning sponge, Sprig Pot and ten ELC Liners) £55.75.

Express delivery £9.95.
International delivery available.
ventilated side of ELC cage
Sliding ELC white panel upwards Empty ELC cage ELC cage without side and roof
Lifting off ELC roof




QBOX in packaging

QBOX


We launched the QBOX last century and it continues to be recognised as the best container for keeping stick insect eggs and small insects.

The QBOX works because it is the optimum size and has no air holes.

You can store stick insect eggs in the QBOX for months, leaving them to develop inside. You can see at once when they hatch out because the QBOX is made from crystal clear plastic.

Small insects such as baby stick insects and caterpillars do really well in the QBOX. They benefit from the enclosed surroundings and have plenty of air to breathe. Fresh air enters the QBOX when you lift off the lid to insert a fresh leaf for the insects to eat.


Height 7cm, 3".
Width 7cm, 3".
Depth 7cm, 3".



QBOX £4.20.
QBOX six-pack £25.

Standard delivery £3.95.

International delivery available.
QBOX with hatchling stick insects
Green Tray with 12 QBOXES
Green Tray - FREE with 12 QBOXES!
The Green Tray is made in the UK from strong plastic and is a subtle shade of green. The Green Tray can accommodate twelve QBOXES.
Buy 12 QBOXES and get the Green Tray FREE!

QBOX tray bundle £48.
Delivery £9.95.


International delivery not available.





empty HUA pot

HUA pot


The HUA pot was launched in 2015, designed for housing the larger species of newly hatched stick insects (for example New Guinea, Malaysian and Australian Macleays Spectre) which need more space than the QBOX.
The HUA pot is also great housing for caterpillars and small mantids.

The HUA pot has no air holes.

You can store stick insect eggs in the HUA pot for months, leaving them to develop inside. You can see at once when they hatch out because the HUA pot is made from crystal clear plastic.

Fresh air enters the HUA pot when you lift off the lid to insert a fresh leaf for the insects to eat. The lid is a push fit.


Height 13cm, 5".
Diameter 13cm, 5".



HUA pot £7.00 each.

Delivery 1- 3 HUA pots £3.95.
Delivery 4 - 30 HUA pots £9.95.

International delivery not available.
Baby Australian stick insects in HUA pot
HUA pot tray bundle
Green Tray - FREE with 5 HUA pots!

The Green Tray is made in the UK from strong plastic and is a subtle shade of green. The Green Tray can accommodate five HUA pots.
Buy 5 HUA pots and get the Green Tray FREE!

HUA pot tray bundle £35.
Delivery £9.95.


International delivery not available.



Bee study cages
Bee study cages

Our bee study cages are being used worldwide to help in the important work to save bees.

Made from stainless steel, these small cages are easy to sterilise and keep clean.

Access is via the front sliding glass plate (this has polished edges which are not sharp).

The bee study cages are made to order and so you can select the size of holes on the top (16mm or 18mm). You also have the option to specify the location of the ventilation holes - these can be on the raised base or the back of the unit.


Height 6.5cm, 2½".
Width 8.5cm, 3¼".
Depth 4.5cm, 1¾".



Please email les@small-life.co.uk for price details. Price dependent on quantity ordered. Minimum order 50 bee cages. British customers can phone 01733 203358 or 07462 588389. When phoning from abroad, please phone +44 1733 203358.

UK and international delivery available.
Bee study cages with ventilation holes in different places

The SSB cage





The GSC cage
GSC study cages

GSC cages are being used worldwide for housing and studying tiny insects such as aphids.

Made from galvanised steel, these cages have full length seals to ensure there are no gaps.

Access is via the front overlapping door which is lockable (spare keys are included).

These cages have very fine stainless steel mesh panels for ventilation, these are located on three sides of the cage and also the roof, facilitating a good circulation of air.

Many of our customers use these cages for growing plants and so we are happy to supply details of the Growth Lighting Units which fit neatly over the top mesh panel.

The GSC cages are made to order and can be supplied ready assembled or flat-packed.


Height 60cm, 23½".
Width 60cm, 23½".
Depth 60cm, 23½".


Optional extra: Growth Lighting Unit.


Price dependent on quantity ordered. Please email les@small-life.co.uk for price details. No minimum order, but unit price decreases when 4 or more cages are ordered. British customers can phone 01733 203358 or 07462 588389. When phoning from abroad, please phone +44 1733 203358.
UK and international delivery available.
Lockable door open on GSC cage

Fine mesh panel on GSC cage
Inside the GSC cage Floor of the GSC cage Roof of the GSC cage
These two photographs show the GSC cages being used with the Growth Lighting Units. GSC cage with growth lighting unit GSC_cages_with_lighting_in_use_in _a_lab



Delivery Express delivery is by courier to mainland UK (except Scottish Highlands), weekdays only. We shall let you know by email when the delivery day will be. Standard delivery is by first class post to anywhere in the UK. International delivery is by airmail courier, using a trackable service, usually FedEx or DHL.


VAT Prices include VAT. A receipted VAT invoice shall be sent to educational establishments and companies. European customers need to tell us your VAT number when ordering cages. The Small-Life Supplies VAT number is GB 473 5005 60.


To order

We accept Electron, Solo, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Maestro and American Express
To order by phone, please call 01733 203358.


To order by PayPal, just email a list of what you'd like to buy and your PayPal email to ange@small-life.co.uk. Do not email your delivery address, this is supplied by PayPal. We shall then email you the invoice which you can pay by PayPal.


BACS / CHAPS / EFT payments

Educational establishments and companies can email orders to ange@small-life.co.uk. We shall then email you the pro-forma invoice which you can pay by any of the above methods.

Please note that all photographs on this site are copyrighted by Small-Life Supplies and must not be copied or reproduced elsewhere.

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