Frequently Asked Questions

Why do my crickets look weird or so different?

Your crickets may look different than what you’ve been used to seeing because of the many different species out there. See some of the many species that are common in today’s market on our species page.

What is the smallest number of live crickets I can buy?

The smallest amount of bulk crickets we sell is a 250 count. The next smallest is 500, and you can purchase amounts above that in increments of 500.

How many live crickets will my animal eat?

This largely depends on the animal.

What is the nutritional value of Top Hat Crickets?

Moisture: 71.37

Protein: 16.89

Fiber: 2.32

Ash: 1.27

Fat: 7.37

Phosphorus: 0.24

Calcium: 0.04

How long will my crickets live once I receive them?

This species of cricket has the best shelf life of any cricket species on the market. The better you care for them, the longer they will live. We recommend ordering enough to get you through two weeks at a time. If you are experienced with taking care of crickets, you could expect a little more life out of them than that.

What size crickets should I get?

For a general rule of thumb, choose a cricket size that is smaller in width than your pet’s mouth. If it is too large, your pet won’t eat it, but a little bit too small is okay. Make sure when you are ordering that you do not order more than your pet can eat before the crickets grow too large.

What should I know about cricket care?

Primarily you should know that, like most things, the better you take care of them, the longer they will last. Make sure they always have access to fresh water either through a sponge or in a shallow dish (for larger crickets). Smaller crickets may drown in standing water. A clean, healthy environment promotes longer life and less odor. Wipe down the inside of your cricket container with a damp paper towel and rinse all parts of the watering device in clean water several times a week.

Frequently clean cricket care supplies with a mild bleach solution, soak for five minutes. This will ensure that everything is kept as clean as possible. Make sure to rinse more than you feel necessary to be sure that all of the bleaching solution is gone.

What’s the best temperature for live crickets?

Room temperature, approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

What should I feed my crickets?

Make sure that your crickets always have access to fresh water. For smaller crickets, keep a wet sponge in with the crickets, or for larger crickets you can use a shallow dish. For nutrients, you can feed them potato, lettuce, apple, oranges, or pumpkin seeds.

Can you still ship crickets in the winter?

Yes! With special packaging, our crickets can be packaged up year-round and will survive lower temperatures. You don’t have to worry about opening up a box of dead crickets in January; your crickets will arrive alive and healthy. For more information, visit our shipping page.

Why don’t you sell the acheta domesticus crickets?

The acheta domesticus species of cricket is extremely susceptible to the AdDNV cricket virus, which kills them. We used to sell the acheta, but have now switched to the Gryllodes sigillatus to ensure that you are always receiving crickets that are alive and healthy.