Choose from our selection of crickets, and get just the size and number you need!
- Please make sure to double check the size you have selected.
- If you are ordering pinhead or 1/8" crickets, they must be sent next day because they are very delicate.
- Please note that if your local temperature is below 32 degrees, we can not guarantee live arrival unless you choose next day shipping.
See below for cricket care and information.
Crickets are the most popular live insect feeder for pet lizards. If you've ordered from other companies, you'll notice the difference! Our crickets are not exposed to over-heating or fed a non-nutritious diet. Many other companies do this to produce crickets faster and bigger, but this will result in unhealthy crickets. We take pride in our quality crickets, which are grown in their natural life-cycle in a stress-free environment. They are bacteria, disease, and pest free. We also add 5-10% extra crickets for free with every shipment!
Refrigeration: No; crickets should be kept at room temperature.
Life span: They take 6 weeks to grow from a pinhead (baby) to an adult. Once an adult, they live for 2-3 weeks.
Appearance and texture: Brown with a semi-soft exoskeleton. They are very lively. Your pet will use its instinctive hunting skills to catch these critters.
Size: We offer pinheads, 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 10% winged, and 1" full grown crickets. We recommend 1/4" crickets for many baby lizards, including bearded dragons (please read forums and discussion boards for your specific breed). If you own a bearded dragon, the length of the cricket should be equal to or less than the length between your bearded dragon's eyes.
Bedding and food: Crickets require more care than other feeders, but if you provide a good environment, they will live longer and you can purchase larger quantities. We also highly recommend our cricket odor barrier. We supply a healthy blend of cricket food that should be used to feed your crickets, and cricket hydrate that will keep your crickets healthy and hydrated.
You can also add calcium powder to the crickets just before feeding them to your pet, which provides your pet with extra calcium. Nutrition: You've probably heard, "You are what you eat." This is very true when it comes to your pet and its crickets! A nutritious cricket diet for your pet helps keep them healthy and strong. You should also take care with what the crickets eat, since it goes into your pet too. If you only feed your crickets foods such as those made from rice and corn, they will not be nutritious food for your pet. We recommend using our healthy blend of cricket food, as it is cheaper and will last longer than fruits and vegetables.
Breeding: While it is possible for patient pet owners to breed crickets, most find it's not worth the effort, and that regular shipments of crickets, such as through our Carefree Cricket program, are an easier solution. We have many years experience breeding millions of healthy crickets. Our crickets are inexpensive and are carefully monitored by professionals to ensure you receive the best crickets possible.
As with most cricket suppliers, crickets are sold in a measured volume, not individually counted. You may have some variation on the exact number depending on the cricket size of the batch. We always ship 3-10% extra crickets with every order to make sure you get at least the number ordered, so you will usually get more!