Walking Leaf

Walking Leaf Pet Profile

Size Up to 4.8 in (12 cm)
Lifespan 1-2 years
Active During the night
Food Bramble leaves, oak leaves and other leaves
How to keep them In a terrarium
Number of animals At least two animals


Walking leaves belong to the phasmid family. They stand out from other members of this family because they look like leaves. Just like stick insects, they’re harmless and easy to keep in a terrarium. They might not live for very long but, as long as you feed them and look after them well, you’ll be able to enjoy the next generation.

You can find out more about this animal in our Walking Leaf Facts.

Please note: walking leaves are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.

How to Keep Them

Terrarium: at least 16x24x16 in (40x60x40 cm) for approx. 10 animals (W x H x D)

The terrarium must have a humidity level of 60-70 %. You can collect their favorite food, bramble leaves, from wild plants.

Walking Leaf Walking Leaf - Photo: Anukool Manoton/Shutterstock

Walking Leaf Walking Leaf - Photo: kurt_G/Shutterstock

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