Large crickets , Acheta domestica. One of the most common insects used as a live food, as they are available in various sizes and are usually readily taken by reptiles. Crickets should form the basis of a diet rich in a variety of other insects, as feeing too many of one thing can lead to nutritional imbalances and health problems. Crickets are high in protein and other essential nutrients, and still need to be supplemented with vitamins and minerals for optimal health of your reptile. They also make great treats for hamsters, hedgehogs, mice, rats, and some species of fish. Size: approximately 3/4 inch and up (we get new insects on Tuesdays, so they get larger later in the week.)
For more information about live feeders, including nutritional information, care tips, gut loading, and how to feed them to your pets, check out our caresheet Live Feeders.
How to order:
- You can order insects and pay online for pickup or delivery.
- If you want to pay for insects using your Bug Club card, do not order online; instead, give us a call at 847-2512-6750 or send us an email with the name on the Bug Club card, how many and what sized insects you would like.
- Insects are available for delivery with any qualifying order of $25 or more.
- Otherwise, insects can be picked up in the store or brought out to your car (give us a call when you pull up.)
Insects will only be delivered when conditions are safe for the insects; they’re temperature sensitive, and you may need to be home to accept delivery- we’ll call if we need to make other arrangements.