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The Proper Way to Feed Live Crickets to Your Reptile

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Reptiles require much different care and nutrition that usual pets like cats, dogs, and rodents. If you’re new to having a reptile, it’s important to do a lot of research to make sure your new pet is as happy and healthy as possible. One of the main responsibilities of any pet owner is to ensure they are properly fed and are receiving the nutrition necessary to thrive. In this post, we will look at how to feed live crickets to your reptile. 

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Keep Your Pet Reptile Fed with Top Hat Cricket’s Live Delivery Guarantee

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One of the most difficult aspects of buying feeder crickets online is ensuring that your crickets arrive safe, alive and healthy. Top Hat Cricket takes every precaution possible to ensure that your crickets get to you intact and with minimal delays. Using a tried and tested shipping schedule, we limit the number of days that your crickets will be in transit, reducing the amount of “unknown” time between our facility and your home.

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Crickets are a Perfect Meal for Your Pet Bearded Dragon

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Making sure your bearded dragon is being fed the proper a proper diet is the most important thing to its health and livelihood overall. A proper diet for your pet will mean a better mood, nicer coloring, and even a longer life. Making sure your bearded dragon is properly fed is not the easiest task, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience. In this post, we will go through a brief overview of what you should be feeding your bearded dragon. 

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Crickets: They're What's For Dinner

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Crickets are a staple for some pets, with bearded dragons, lizards and iguanas among them. Those particular pets are insectivores, meaning they'll devour all types of live insects, including the feeder crickets that Top Hat Cricket Farm has grown and supplied for 65 years. And reptiles aren't the only animals that crave crickets.

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It Just Isn't Cricket (Feeder Crickets, That is)

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We like that phrase. Brits have a way of saying things, and it would be great if a few of them would catch on here. “It Just Isn’t Cricket.” Even though you usually hear it expressed in the negative, it’s actually a very positive thing. When something is wrong and elicits a complaint, they will say it “isn’t cricket.” If what’s wrong isn’t cricket, that means that when something is right, something is good, even something is virtuous … it IS “cricket.”  

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Four Advantages to Buying Your Live Crickets Online Instead of a Pet Store


As time goes on it seems as though online shopping continues to get more and more popular. People’s time is spread thin as it is and no one wants to spend time and energy going to the store when they can have what they need delivered to their home or office. There are a lot of advantages to buying live crickets online instead of at the pet store. In this post, we will look at four of the advantages to buying your live crickets online from Top Hat Cricket Farm. 

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How to Ensure a Long, Healthy Life for Your Gryllodes Sigillatus Crickets

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We carry the Gyllodes sigillatus cricket, commonly known as the banded cricket. To ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, you want to your feeder crickets to live as long as possible and also be as nutritious as possible to your pet. In this post we will look at how you should be taking care of your banded crickets to get as much usefulness out of them as possible. 

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Benefits of Tropical House Crickets at Top Hat Cricket Farm

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Top Hat Cricket Farm breeds and sells the tropical house cricket, known by its scientific name Gryllodes sigillatus. The tropical house cricket usually grows to be between 13 and 18 mm long and take about three months to mature from egg to adult. The Gryllodes sigillatus lives in the tropically regions of Asia. Through mimicking their natural habitat, we have been able to grow and provide you with healthy tropical house crickets. In this post, we will look at the benefits of feeding your reptile, or other cricket loving pet, tropical house crickets. 

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Mealworms Are a Great Source of Nutrients for Your Reptile

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Mealworms, a beetle larva, are extremely high in protein and a great food staple for your pet lizard. Mealworms begin as eggs that hatch into very small worms. These little worms eat non-stop until they get too big for their exoskeletons, which are shed. For a few days the mealworm is "naked" and creamy white – waiting for its new exoskeleton. This process can happen up to twenty times as the mealworm is growing! Once the worm grows to just under an inch it will go into the pupal phase waiting to become a beetle.

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Health Nuts are Turning to Crickets for a Nutritional Boost to Their Diet

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Sometimes Americans can be behind the curve when it comes to unconventional dietary ideas. All over the world people have been eating crickets in a variety of preparations for many years. More recently Americans, especially those who are particularly health conscious, like athletes and body builders have been eating crickets more and more. Now, you do not need to be an athlete or bodybuilder to benefit from eating crickets – everyone can benefit from incorporating crickets into their diet. In this post, we will look at what makes eating crickets an attractive idea.

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