Important: Please follow guidance under Plastic Rearing Containers for keeping young larvae in a more confined space (or sleeved on growing foodplant) until they are large enough to be caged. Baby caterpillars placed in a cage will immediately wander from their food and starve.


Please see also the SLEEVE section. A very natural and successful rearing method for larvae, and less cost than cages.


Flat-pack Cage Three sizes of wooden frame cages with netting panels, sent flat-packed and easily assembled.

Magicage - folding 30 cm Clever design with packs flat and stands without supports.

Very Large Spring-Frame cage, a real giant, that packs down to a tiny flat circle.

Clear sided Cylinder Cage Ideal for Stick Insects, Mantids and larvae such as ATLAS that need warm, moist conditions.

Sleeves Can be used indoors, on potted plants, or cut foodplant or outside on growing plants and trees. They protect the larvae and prevent escape. A very economical and labour-saving rearing method, that often gives fresher and more natural conditions for larvae. 

Pyjama Cage A new concept - excellent all-round vision - packs flat - and when the cover gets dirty or damaged, slip it off and pop it in the wash to have an almost new cage again. THREE SIZES illustrated above for size comparison MINI, STANDARD and LARGE.

This cage design suits all uses - breeding  butterflies and moths, rearing larvae, emerging pupae, keeping Stick Insects and other creatures.

This type of cage is very suitable for laying out pupae to emerge. It is also more suitable for smaller numbers of larvae or younger larvae. Baby larvae should be first reared in plastic rearing containers or kept covered on growing food. According to size you can use these cages for pots of plant, net covered when you want to avoid straying, or cut foodplant in water. The larger cages have enormous capacity.

A pre-formed frame is supported by corner uprights which join the frame to the cage base. No messing with components to make the top frame. The base of the cage is finished in smooth white paint, which can easily be washed or periodically re-painted in minutes. The supports come ready fitted with fixing nuts and washers.  Quickly assembled.  A zip gives easy cage access. Escape is less likely than with conventional cage doors.

Pactical design enabling the breeder to wash, repair or replace the netting cover in minutes. Removing eggs laid in awkward places is so easy when you can slip the cover off and replace it with a fresh one - just like changing pyjamas! Keep spare covers so you can have one on and one in the wash! For winter storage, or for travel, the cage quickly packs flat. Thorough cleaning and disinfecting is so much easier than with a fixed frame cage.

Pyjama cages show a substantial price saving too.

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Large Cube Cage (50cm cube)
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Large Cube Cage

This 50cm Cube Cage is very large, yet it packs down to about the size of a tea plate. The cage is folded absolutely flat. Pull on the centre fold and it forms an instant 50cm cube with netting on all panels, except for one, which is clear plastic. This can be used as a waterproof base or as a side observation panel. Access is via a rounded zip in one netting side.

The 50 cm Cube Cage is large enough to breed Giant Atlas moths and other very large moths. It will house a good many large larvae on their foodplant. The cage is not substantial, nor rigid, but it is ideal to bring into use from economical storage, when you need generous breeding space. Good for travel because it is very lightweight and because it packs into a tiny space.

Pyjama Mini Cage 22 x 29 x 25cm high
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Pyjama Mini Cage 22 x 29 x 25cm high

This popular cage has just got even better. Nearly a third larger, and much improved dimensions.

Ideal as a beginner's cage, but also for the busy breeder who wants separate small cages. Excellent as an emerging cage for chrysalides and cocoons, ideal for keeping small numbers of larvae or other insects, when large enough for cage rearing.

This cage is suitable for laying out small numbers of pupae to emerge. Also for rearing smaller numbers of larvae or smaller larvae. Baby larvae should be first reared in plastic rearing containers or kept covered on growing food. Please see the note on the page for plastic rearing containers. This cage will hold small covered pots of plant, and larger sizes of cage are available for larger subjects.

When necessary the netting cover can be slipped off for cleaning or replacement. The Pyjama Mini cage is assembled in minutes and easily packed flat for winter storage. As the interest grows there are larger sizes available. For the experienced breeder the Mini Cage has many uses where a series of smaller cages is needed for separating species and giving different treatment.



Pyjama Cage Standard  40 x 30 cm  height 50
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Pyjama Cage Standard  40 x 30 cm  height 50

Probably the most useful size as a general purpose cage. Suitable for breeding butterflies and moths, laying out pupae to emerge, keeping larvae that are large enough to cage, also for Stick insects and other creatures. Occupies little space. Can be stacked if required. This size is much lower in price and larger than the Flat-pack Wooden Framed Cage range, and much less costly to send.




Pyjama Cage LARGE 60 x 40 cm changeable height
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Pyjama Cage LARGE 60 x 40 cm changeable height

This large cage is ideal for breeding larger butterflies and moths, keeping larvae of the Giant Silkmoths and Hawkmoths, or for larger numbers. It is slightly larger than the former Large (which was 50 x 38cms). It is ideal for keeping other insects such as Phasmids. With this cage you get a lot for your money!

The cage comes with both high and low supports (60 cm and 40 cm) so its height can be selected according to your choice, both initially and at any time in the future, to suit your changing requirements. The cover is designed to be used for either height. An additional base is included as a spare. At any time, if the base has become marked with use, the spare can be used to make the cage as new again. The original base can be cleaned and re-painted ready for the next time needed. Your used cage can be made like new for very little effort, and no cost.

You get almost two very large cages for the price of one. This cage is less than twice the price of the Standard PJ Cage but more than twice the volume, and it has the versatility to use it as a high or low cage. STORES FLAT when not needed out of season.


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High quality wooden-framed cage, covered with strong black netting.
Packed flat for easy postage and quick assembly. We will notify you if there is any surcharge for delivery outside Britain or to outlying regions.

 The Standard Cage is exactly as used for our own breeding. Perfect for larvae and stick insects, hatching butterflies and moths, breeding and egg-laying.  The Extra Deep Cage is for use with large moths, caterpillars or greater numbers: the extra size makes all the difference. The taller dimension on the Tall Cage is good for larger species of Stick Insect and for taller plants.

Compare prices with the Pyjama Cage range which not only save on cost and carriage but they allow instant change of netting when it gets soiled or damaged.

Standard Cage 16 x 9 x 17"  40 x 23 x 43 cm  

Extra Deep Cage 16 x 14 x 17"   40 x 36 x 43 cm 

Tall Cage 24" high x 18 x 12"   60 x 45 x 30 cm   

Small Tall Cage 20" high x 12" x 12"   50 x 30 x 30 cm    



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Hanging Cage 38cm diameter
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Hanging Cage

The Hanging Cage is particularly suitable for pairing Hawkmoths and Silkmoths. They are also suitable for breeding some butterfly species, by providing nectar plants and foodplant to lay on.  The cage is normally suspended. When not in use, the cage stores perfectly flat, using almost no space.

LARGE 38cm diameter, 45 cm high. Suits larger moths.

Handmade with quality materials for lasting service.

SUPER GIANT Spring-frame Breeding Cage
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SUPER GIANT Spring-frame Breeding Cage



This cage provides substantial flight area for butterflies or for pairing giant silkmoths. The cage frame is spring steel enables the breeder to erect or dismantle the cage in a simple twist operation taking just seconds. Erected the length is 110cm by 55 x 55. Folded, the cage reduces to a flat circle only 35cm diameter!


The cage can be stood on end to hold tall pot plants or take a tall branch of foodplant stood in water


The base is made of waterproof vinyl. Access is via the front oval double zipped panel. A revolutionary design and a lot of space for your money!



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Mini Cylinder Cage


Useful for species which require humidity. Ideal for mantids, stick insects and for special larvae in smaller quantities. Excellent visibility. 13cm diameter, 25cm high.