Crickets

  • Are crickets noisy?

    Of course! While younger crickets are fairly quiet, once they turn into adults and grow wings, they start to chirp — usually at night. This can be annoying, which is one of the reasons why many people choose not to use them. However, if you keep them cool they will be less likely to chirp.
  • Do crickets bite?

    Yes. Crickets are known for nibbling on pet reptiles and amphibians when they don't have anything to eat. To prevent this, don't leave them unattended in your reptile's enclosure, or at least provide some leafy greens for them to munch on instead of your pet.
  • Do crickets carry parasites?

    Any insect has the potential to carry parasites, and captive-bred feeder insects tend to carry more insects than most when they aren't kept in hygienic conditions. For best results, make sure to purchase your crickets from a high-quality breeder who prioritizes hygiene.
  • Do you have crickets for sale?

    We currently do not have any crickets for sale, but we may do in the future. Dubia roaches are a great alternative to crickets being less prone to parasites and having more nutrition per insect as well as being less noisy and smelly, and they are also much less sensitive to shipping when compared...
  • How do I house/store feeder crickets?

    Most people keep their crickets in a critter keeper or plastic tub with holes poked into it. This container should be filled with egg crates for the crickets to climb on, which will help prevent them from crushing each other.
  • How long do crickets last?

    If you're not trying to breed your crickets, they should last about 2-3 weeks with good care.
  • My crickets died — what happened?

    Crickets can be surprisingly delicate, which is one of the reasons why most people prefer not to try breeding them. Keep their enclosure clean and remove any dead crickets on a regular basis to help prevent a crash. Do not feed these dead crickets to your pet.
  • What are crickets?

    The crickets used for feeding to pets are typically Acheta domesticus, the brown house cricket.They are gray-brown in color and easily recognizable. Crickets are cheap, readily available, and nutritionally well-balanced. This makes them the most popular insect feeder for insectivorous and omnivo...
  • What are the nutrition facts for crickets?

    Moisture — 77.1% Protein — 15.4% Fat — 3.3% Ash — 1.1% Fiber — 2.2% Calcium — 275mg/kg Phosphorus — 2520mg/kg
  • What should I feed to my crickets?

    Crickets aren't picky eaters. You can feed them a high-quality commercial cricket diet or fresh vegetables like dark leafy greens, sweet potato, or squash. If you aren't feeding them fresh vegetables, you will also need to provide a source of fresh water like Dubia Dew or cricket quencher. Do not...
  • When will crickets be in stock?

    Please be patient with us — we are actively working on sourcing the absolute best, most nutritious crickets for your pet! While you're waiting, click the "Notify Me When Available" button on the product page and enter your email address to get notified as soon as they become available.
  • Why do crickets smell? Can the odor be prevented?

    Crickets are well-known for their unpleasant odor. However, you can reduce the smell by cleaning their container regularly and removing old food before it gets moldy.
  • Why do people say that I shouldn't feed crickets to my pet?

    Crickets have gained something of a bad reputation in the reptile community. Many people assert that they shouldn't be used at all — mostly because of misinformation related to parasites and low nutritional value. However it is true that they are more delicate than other insect feeders, and tend ...