TALL Baby Butterfly Cage w/ Viewing Window to Raise Monarchs...and More! 15"x15"x24"H
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Raise Up to 15 Monarchs through their butterfly life cycle in a mesh pop-up cage that's 9" taller (15" L by 15" W by 24 H") than our baby cube cage so you can use bigger stem cuttings or small potted plants 🌿🐛
- For Indoor Use or Outdoor Area protected from wind/rain/predators
- Drawbridge Door- flap hangs down and won't get in your way when cage cleaning or inserting/removing monarch eggs & caterpillars
- Finest mesh keeps baby 🐛 in and smallest predators 🐜🕷 out
- Handles for easy portability
- Clear PVC Window to observe monarchs while they grow and transform
- Traditional side-opening door: never interrupt chrysalises on the cage roof!
- Green Cage folds flat for easy storage.
- Add Floral Tube packs + racks to keep milkweed fresh for caterpillars (not included)
- Add Poo Poo Platter for easy cage cleaning and floor stability when carrying (not included)
- Check out our Instructions Page for additional cage and accessories info
- All Butterfly Cage/Kit customers receive an invite to our Closed Facebook Group to discuss raising monarchs + post your photos
- Save 15% when you bundle a cage with the How to Raise Monarchs Downloadable Guide (this guide also contains info on finding eggs or purchasing them from vendors, if needed)
- US Mainland Standard Shipping (2-6 business days) $7.95
- US Mainland RUSH Shipping (2 business days) $25 (order before 1pm ET for same day shipping)
- US Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, VI, Alaska weight-based Standard Shipping (2-6 business days) $10.95-$25
- Canada weight-based Standard or Expedited Shipping (low customs fees included at checkout)
- International weight-based Standard or Expedited Shipping (low customs fees included at checkout)
- We Pay US Mainland Standard Shipping when you spend $50.00+ on Raising Cages, Supplies, and Books
- 60 Day No Hassle Returns for Unused Raising Supplies
I have a potted milkweed plant which is slightly too tall, most of its leaves are up against the ceiling. But my caterpillars don't seem to mind! I have about 15 caterpillars in there now and they seem to be thriving. This is my first time rearing these creatures and I found this website to be a great resource of information.
The cage is perfect and I learned how to identify caterpillars that are ready to move to the next phase on my milkweed plants. I eventually had 9 in the cage and all went to Chrysalis stage one by one. There was plenty of room for them. This morning one was "born" and it was a female. I waited for her wings to dry and moved her to my porter weed bushes in the yard.
The cage is big enough for a milkweed plant at the bottom which we had in there while waiting that extra day for the caterpillars to become chrysalises and the cage is easy to clean. We'll wait for the others to hatch and take wing, then start over with another group after a thorough cleaning.
These cages are really really good for raising monarchs. I have had several. Purchased my first a few years ago. Those cages have better quality zippers than the ones I just recently purchased. But with supply chain issues what they are, it is what it is and they still do a great job. I also preferred when the door opened to the side (I used a binder clip to hold the door open when necessary). They now open more like a draw bridge. The zippers being lesser quality are harder to open and close and so the pupas and j's get disturbed more. But still, all in all an awesome tool.
You really can't beat this for 2 or 3 caterpillars
Sturdy cage, easy entrance and keeps them safe from eggs to butterflies.