Crickets (Acheta domestica)
– full of protein, vitamins, and minerals, and fun to eat!
From bearded dragons to anoles, tarantulas toa red-eared sliders, just about every reptile, amphibian, and arachnid enjoys live crickets. Crickets are a good staple for their diets, and they’re full of natural appeal. Shake a few crickets into their habitat, and watch your animal hunt, chase, and slurp them up.
Farm-Raised Quality and Freshness
Timberline’s state of the art growing facilities produce healthy, feisty crickets. By the time they arrive at your door, they’ve led a pretty good life – well-fed, well cared-for, growing up with millions of friends. True, shipping can be stressful for crickets, but we make a strenuous effort to make sure your order arrives alive, come rain or shine (or snow, or freezing temps). You can order Timberline crickets with confidence, knowing that you’ll get quality bugs – we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
The Ins and Outs of Keeping Crickets
So, once you have a box full of crickets at your doorstep, what do you do with them? In every order of live pet food we send, Timberlineincludes detailed care instructions to help you make the most of your feeders. With a little care, you can make your feeders last longer and be a healthier meal for your animals. The basics, however, are these: your crickets need a clean, dry place to live, away from chemicals and extreme heat/cold; they need moisture, and they need food.
Whether you’re keeping 500 crickets or several thousand crickets, Timberline provides a full line of cricket care products that will enhance the life span and wholesomeness of our crickets. Our Easy Water is the cleanest and most convenient method of cricket watering, and our Cricket Power Food is great for everyday cricket meals and for gut loading the crickets prior to feeding them to your critters. In addition, we also offer two types of Miner-All, a dusting treatment that will enhance the nutritive value of your crickets.
Many people use aquariums or large plastic tubs to house their crickets. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you want to make maintenance and clean-up as easy as possible.and you want to accelerate your pet store’s cricket sales. Crickets kept in our display cases stay well-ventilated, odor-free, and easily accessible – and they can stay on the sales floor, reminding your customers that they’ve got to feed that hungry reptile at home!
Choosing Cricket Sizes
The best rule of thumb? Choose a cricket that’s smaller in width than the animal’s mouth. It’s usually better to guess small on cricket size, rather than large – your animals will still eat a cricket that’s smaller than its ideal size, but if the cricket is more than a mouthful, it’s too big. Our Inside Sales Representatives can help you choose the right size or combination of sizes for the animals you keep. With ten sizes to choose from, we’ll certainly have the size of cricket you need!