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Small Net Cage

$ 14.99 Per Cage

The small net cage is a butterfly habitat/hatching cage is crafted specifically for raising butterflies, featuring a vinyl window panel for observing butterfly eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalises during their metamorphosis. Reusable and essential for all butterfly and insect enthusiasts, it offers an unforgettable experience.


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Tailored for the purpose of raising and releasing butterflies, these mesh cages are versatile and suitable for various other insects. An exceptional feature of these cages is their hand-washable design, allowing for multiple uses. Featuring an extremely fine mesh, durable zippers, these cages permit insects to thrive while effectively keeping predators at bay. Ideal for observing every stage of the monarch or painted lady life cycle, these cages are essential for a seamless raising and hatching process.


    • Dimensions 12” x 12” x 12”
    • Black or white Mesh Cage
    • High quality Zipper
    • One polyester side for viewing
    • Foldable for easy storage


For additional information on how to set up the cage, clean and maintain the cage, etc., please visit our FAQ and blog for detailed information. If there is something you’d like to add, please let us know at and we’ll be sure to add it.


All order placed will ship in late March-April 2024. Prior to shipping your order we will notify you via email. All shipments are made through Canada Post and shipped to the address provided, however, they may choose, at their discretion, to leave your package at your front door, a side door, with a concierge, at a safe drop location, in a community mailbox, or tag it for pickup at your local post office. Although we wish they can hand-deliver every package, it is out of our control. Please ensure you provide the most accurate postal address and any special instructions if needed.

In the past, we’ve used other courier and delivery services, and our experience has been that Canada Post takes the most care when handling our packages. After years of service, we developed a relationship with Canada Post as they are aware of the contents of our packages and use special handling with every delivery.

All of our packages are shipped with Expedited, XpressPost and Priority shipping including a tracking number and standard $100 postal insurance. Postal insurance is included on all orders and any claims for damage or lost packages should be made to Canada Post. For full details on Canada Post delivery terms and conditions, please visit

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How do you fold the cages for easy storage?

Folding a butterfly net cage, also known as a butterfly habitat or butterfly enclosure, can vary depending on the specific design and model. However, we can provide you with general instructions on how to fold a common type of butterfly net cage that features flexible wire or hoops for support:

  1. Release Zipper or Velcro: If your butterfly net cage has a zipper or velcro closure, unzip or unfasten it completely to open the cage.
  2. Locate the Support Hoops/Wires: Most butterfly net cages have flexible wire hoops that provide structure and support to the netting. Identify the hoops and their attachment points on the cage.
  3. Gently Collapse the Hoops: Start by gently collapsing the hoops inward, one by one, until they form a smaller circle. Be careful not to force or bend the hoops too much, as they may lose their shape or become damaged.
  4. Bring the Hoops Together: Once all the hoops are collapsed, bring them together to form a smaller, more compact shape.
  5. Fold the Netting: With the hoops collapsed, carefully fold the netting inward to cover the collapsed hoops. Make sure the netting is neatly folded to prevent any tangling or snagging.
  6. Secure the Cage: Some butterfly net cages come with straps or clips to keep the cage in its folded position. If your cage has such features, use them to secure the folded cage in place.
  7. Store or Transport: Once the cage is folded and secured, you can store it in a safe place or easily transport it to your desired location.

Keep in mind that it’s essential to handle the butterfly net cage gently during the folding process to avoid damaging the netting or the support hoops.

How do you clean your cages?

Cleaning butterfly net cages after use is crucial to maintain a healthy and safe environment for the butterflies and other insects that may have been housed inside. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean a butterfly net cage:

  1. Remove Butterflies and Insects: If there are any butterflies, caterpillars, or insects inside the net cage, carefully and gently remove them and release them back into their natural habitat. Be cautious not to handle them too much or harm them during the process.
  2. Shake Off Loose Debris: Take the empty butterfly net cage outdoors and shake it gently to remove any loose debris, such as leaves, frass (caterpillar waste), or other particles.
  3. Wash with Mild Soap and Water: Fill a basin or bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild, unscented soap. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the soapy water and gently clean the netting, frame, and any other parts of the cage. Avoid using harsh chemicals or strong detergents that could harm the netting or any remaining residue.
  4. Rinse Thoroughly: After cleaning, rinse the butterfly net cage thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. You can use a hose or a clean cloth dampened with water for this step.
  5. Air Dry: Allow the net cage to air dry completely. Hang it up or lay it flat on a clean surface in a well-ventilated area. Make sure it is completely dry before storing it to prevent mold or mildew growth.
  6. Inspect for Damage: While the net cage is drying, inspect it for any signs of damage, such as tears, holes, or bent frames. Repair or replace any damaged parts to ensure the cage remains effective and safe for future use.
  7. Store Properly: Once the net cage is dry and inspected, store it in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing it in direct sunlight or damp environments.

By following these cleaning steps, you’ll maintain a clean and hygienic environment for the next use of your butterfly net cage. Regular cleaning ensures the safety and well-being of both the butterflies and you as a caretaker.

Can the net cages be reused?

We are delighted to inform you that our butterfly net cages are designed for reuse, allowing you to enjoy countless butterfly watching experiences and contribute to conservation efforts.

To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your butterfly net cage, we highly recommend following the provided cleaning instructions. Proper cleaning is essential to create a safe and healthy environment for the butterflies and insects that may inhabit the cage.

Here are the steps to clean your butterfly net cage:

  1. Remove Insects: Carefully remove any butterflies, caterpillars, or insects from the net cage and release them back into their natural habitat. Handle them gently and avoid causing any harm.
  2. Shake Off Debris: Take the empty butterfly net cage outdoors and gently shake it to remove any loose debris or organic matter.
  3. Clean with Mild Soap and Water: Fill a basin or bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild, unscented soap. Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the netting, frame, and other parts of the cage. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the netting.
  4. Thoroughly Rinse: After cleaning, rinse the butterfly net cage thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.
  5. Air Dry Completely: Allow the net cage to air dry completely in a well-ventilated area. Ensure it is thoroughly dry before storing to prevent mold or mildew.
  6. Inspect for Damage: While the net cage is drying, inspect it for any signs of damage, such as tears or bent frames. Repair or replace any damaged parts to maintain the cage’s functionality.
How do you setup/open the net cage?

Unfolding a square zipper butterfly net cage is a simple process. Follow these steps to unfold and set up your square zipper butterfly net cage:

  1. Unpack the Cage: Begin by removing the butterfly net cage from its packaging and laying it out on a flat surface.
  2. Locate the Zipper: Identify the zipper closure on the net cage. The zipper is usually located on one side of the netting and serves as the entrance to the cage.
  3. Unzip the Cage: Start by unzipping the zipper fully. This will open up one side of the net cage and create the entrance.
  4. Unfold the Cage: Gently unfold the net cage along the creases. Most square butterfly net cages are designed to fold compactly for storage and shipping, so unfolding it should be relatively easy.
  5. Zipper Closure: If you wish to close the cage after observing butterflies or insects, zip up the zipper to secure the netting and keep the contents inside.

Your zipper butterfly net cage is now unfolded and ready to use! It provides a safe and enclosed space for observing and studying butterflies, caterpillars, and other insects up close.

When you’re finished using the cage, follow the provided instructions on how to properly fold and store it for future use.

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