Crickets (Acheta Domesticus) are the most commonly used live food for many different pets. Crickets are frequently used to feed fish, reptiles, frogs, salamanders, birds, spiders, scorpions and hopping mice. However they are also used for many other animals.
Amazingly they are even eaten by us, humans! In countries like Indonesia, they buy and sell crickets and grasshoppers in large quantities in their markets. They make all sorts of wonderful dishes from them, but also eat them fresh, straight off the ground. You can even get a “cricket lick-it", which is a popular lolly with a real cricket inside! Care to try one?
Crickets are not really suitable as pets, so we have not provided the usual pet information below. One of the main reason is their 12 to 14 week life span. We have still made a care sheet however, as most crickets perish before they should expire due to lack of care. It's also important to know that their nutritional value for your pet is diminished if they are not properly looked after.
To read our care sheet, simply click the link above to open it in your browser. However, if you want to download it to your computer for future reference, simply 'right click' on the document and select "Save Target As...". Then simply choose a location (like your desktop) to save. You will need Acrobat to read and print these documents.