Cricket Care Tips


  • In cold weather place somewhere warm for 3-4 hours prior to unpacking.
  • In the warmer weather months do not sit your cricket cage in front of the window. This could cause them to get too warm.
  • Keep your crickets warm and dry. While optimum range for growth is 80-90 degrees, we find keeping your crickets in the mid to upper 70's at home works well.
  • Provide fresh food and water. Dry grains, potatoes, carrots, and greens work well as a food source. Do not allow produce to get moldy. You must keep it fresh.
  • You can also purchase pre-packaged cricket food or make your own. A 50/50 combination of whole oatmeal and baby cereal makes for a good source of dry feed. Shallow saucers with pebbles for standing room work well for ½ grown crickets and larger. Keep your water dish clean!
  • For 3/8 crickets and smaller, we recommend a shallow dish with fresh paper towel that is kept saturated. Change the paper towel when it starts to look dirty!
  • If you find that the crickets are having trouble getting into their water or food dish, you can use masking tape around the base to give the crickets purchase so they can climb.
  • Give the crickets plenty of standing room. Use the egg crates that come in the box, as well as, paper towel and toilet paper rolls.
  • We feel it is best to stand them along the sides of your container when possible providing better air flow.
  • Always feel free to call if you have any questions!


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