Five Cricket Care Tips to Keep Your Crickets (and Pet!) Happy

Feeder Crickets
4/11/2016

Taking care of your pet reptile or amphibian also means taking proper care of your crickets. Maintaining a constant, healthy supply of crickets for your pet will ensure that they are getting the nutrients that they need to live a long and happy life. AdDNV, one of the biggest concerns in cricket care, should be one of your primary concerns when caring for your crickets. Thankfully, by ordering from Top Hat Cricket you’ve already addressed this issue, as we sell Gryllodes sigillatus, a species of cricket that is highly resistant to the virus. But, what else can you do to ensure that your reptile’s food source is safe and healthy? In this post, we’re going to give you five quick cricket care tips that are sure to keep your pet happy.

1. Give crickets a place to hide

Like people, crickets enjoy their privacy! Place egg flats, paper towel tubes and other cardboard pieces in your cricket box to provide them with places to hide.

2. Use a high protein food source

At the farm, crickets are fed a high protein meal that fosters growth. At home, you can use crushed dog food or regular corn meal to maintain that growth and ensure that your crickets are ready for feeding.

3. Provide ample water

If you’ve ever experienced a stinky cricket box, know that the culprit is typically dirty water. Providing your crickets with fresh, clean water will cut down on odors and foster a healthy growth environment.

4. Keep your cricket box tidy

When switching to a new batch of crickets, always be sure to thoroughly clean their box so that your new batch doesn’t inherit problems – even unseen problems – from the previous batch.

5. Maintain the right temperature

Depending on the size of your crickets, your cricket box should be kept between 70 degrees Fahrenheit (for larger crickets) and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (for smaller crickets).

At Top Hat Cricket Farm, we offer our customers the opportunity to buy bulk crickets online. By purchasing a highly resistant species, Gryllodes sigillatus, our customers are already taking the first steps towards ensuring that their pet reptile stays happy and healthy. If you’ve been looking for a place to buy crickets online, somewhere that will guarantee live delivery and supply multiple sizes, visit our online shop to see what we have to offer!

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