All ordered placed after 9:00 am eastern time on Monday, November 19, 2018, will be shipped on Monday, November 26, 2018. We will be closed Tuesday, November 20, 2018, to Sunday, November 25, 2018, for Thanksgiving. We will still reply to e-mails, but expect a slight delay.
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Live Crickets

We currently sell two types of live crickets.  We offer the Acheta Domesticus (commonly known as the house cricket) and the Gryllodes Sigillatus (commonly known as the banded cricket).

Each cricket has its on unique benefits and drawbacks.  We have made a chart below to help you make your decision about what is best for your pet.

Once you make your decision, click on the picture below to be taken to the product page for the cricket you want.

 Acheta Domesticus

(House Cricket)

Gryllodes Sigillatus

(Banded Cricket)

Pros

  • Not overly aggressive towards animals or humans.
  • Excellent source of protein for your pet.
  • Moves slower, which makes it easier for your pet to catch.
  • Gets slightly larger than the banded crickets.
  • Has been the industry standard for over 50 years.

Pros

  • Not overly aggressive towards animals or humans.
  • Has a higher protein content than the Acheta Domesticus.
  • Moves quicker, so it gives your pet more of a challenge.
  • Typically considered more hearty and lives better than the Acheta Domesticus.

Cons

  • Less hearty than the Gryllodes Sigillatus.

 

Cons

  • Does not get as big as the Acheta Domesticus.