1000 Crickets Medium

SKU 1000wB
Your Price $17.99
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Our Premium Disease Free, Pest Free, Live Crickets. You choose the size!

Large Crickets are between 3/4" & 1" .  Medium Crickets are between 1/2"- 5/8".  Small Crickets are between 1/4" and 3/8".

  • Many cricket farmers have tried but few have succeeded in producing a cricket that is as healthy and hearty as ours.  We cut no corners when it comes to raising our crickets. If you ordered from other sources in the past, you will appreciate the pristine quality cricket and professional package that gets delivered to you.
  • Buy in bulk for an even better value.

How long can I keep my crickets alive?

  • The life span of a cricket is 8 to 10 weeks.  Your goal should be to order enough crickets to last you for around 1 month.
  • Try ordering more smaller crickets and let them grow into larger ones.  You'll find that your trip to Pet Smart to buy 12 cent each crickets will be over!
  • All of the products that you need to feed your cricket for that month can be found in our Kricket Complete Kit.  Getting creative with apples and oranges only leads to a smelly cricket container.


Cricket Care Sheet

Cricket Care Sheet

Now that you bought your crickets from Premium Crickets, how do you keep them alive?  You should plan to keep your crickets for around 1 month to get the maximum benefit from your purchase.  Here are a few tips, questions, and answers that will make feeding your reptile with Premium Crickets a breeze.

Where should I keep my crickets?

Crickets have some characteristics of people – their like their own space.  That means you can’t keep them in the shipping box that we provide as their permanent house.

I recommend to people to go to Wal-Mart, Target, or Home Depot and purchase a plastic storage tote (see pictured):

You can poke holes in the top for ventilation.  The top really is not necessary until the crickets start growing wings – which is just after they reach ¾”.  If you get a container that is at least 2 feet high then no top is necessary.  Deeper the better

Choose a clear plastic container – clearer the better.  We found the clear containers are slipperier and the crickets cannot climb out.

Open your box of crickets INSIDE the plastic tote.  If you do not then you will surly have a house full of crickets.  You have no idea how many first time buyers of bulk crickets make that mistake.

Pull out the egg crates that are inside the cricket-shipping box and place the crickets and the egg crates together in the plastic tote.

Throw a hand full of cricket feed on the bottom of the plastic tote and a small plate full of cricket water – and you are in business.

How do I remove the crickets from the storage container to feed to my reptile?

A good trick that I found is to place a toilet paper roll in the container.  Crickets like extra space and a good hiding place so they will happily go inside the roll.  Just pick the roll up and transport your crickets to your reptile cage.  This is a good trick for those of you who don’t like to touch crickets.  The pros don’t really care – they just scoop up a hand full and toss them in the reptile cage.

How long do crickets live?

It takes 42 days to produce a full grown cricket.  Once they are full grown, they generally have two to three weeks before they pass on.  

When do crickets begin to chirp?

Some people get annoyed with the sound of chirping crickets.  The chirping begins when they grow beyond ¾” in size and start developing wings.  So if you do not want to hear the chirping, order smaller crickets.

Why do my crickets smell bad?

The crickets do not smell bad - it is the bacteria that cause the odor.  What causes bacteria to flourish?  Rotting food and dead crickets.

What rots? – All the food that you throw in the cricket cage – like potatoes, carrots, etc.

What should I feed my crickets?

Try our cricket food.  It does not rot and has all the vitamins and most minerals needed to produce a fully ‘gut loaded’ cricket.  We have our cricket food specially blended and grounded to achieve an ideal growth rate and gut load for our crickets.


Other food sources work, but not as well.  If you do not want our food, go with oatmeal, corn meal, and/or dog food.  You can use a potato, however it's full of starch and not a good food supplement.

You also need to provide a water source for your crickets.  The cheap way is a wet sponge or paper towel.  However, keeping the sponge clean can be a challenge over time.  Paper towels dry out quickly.

What is the ‘Cricket Water’ that you sell?

We sell our cricket water in a dehydrated form.  When you get your bag of cricket water, add the contents to 1 gallon of water.  Stir for about 15 minutes and you will see it turn into a ‘jello’ form.  It is the same stuff you buy at the Pet Store – just no fancy label. Scoop a small amount on a small plate (or jar cap) and change out every 3 days.  It makes watering your crickets a snap.

Do I need to refrigerate the cricket water?

No, you do not.  I carry around the same cricket water to reptile shows for people to see for over two years.  The cricket water should be stored in a cool location.  If it goes dry, simply add some more water to rehydrate.

Why do I need to ‘dust’ my crickets with Calcium? (Rather than feeding them with Calcium)


Many people make the mistake of trying to ‘gut load’ their cricket with calcium-supplemented products (like cricket water, etc.).  Here is the problem – a cricket has an exoskeleton.  That means their skeleton is on the outside of their body.  Too much calcium makes their skeleton brittle and they cannot molt it off as they grow to their next stage of development.  Premature death is the result.

We sell a high-grade calcium product that you can use to coat your crickets prior to feeding to your reptile.  We recommend that you dust your crickets with calcium every other feeding.

What else do I need to consider?

  • Crickets should be kept at 70 degrees or better (find somewhere inside your house)
  • Crickets and fly strips do not do well together – the fly strip wins.
  • Crickets are very sensitive to chemicals.  They are hearty, but weak to chemicals like paint, new carpet out-gassing, and of course – bug spray.
  • Clean your cricket cage out every week.
  • Have fun!

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Shipping Policy

We ship Monday-Thursday with Fedex from Georgia depending on your location. We only ship to one day zones on Friday. These locations are GA and SC. Check out our online specials to get new deals weekly!

Live insects tend to die in a warehouse if they sit over the weekend. All guaranteed shipments will be released to shipping only if the package can avoid the weekend wait.

If your shipment is damaged in transit, DO NOT REFUSE THE SHIPMENT! Please accept the shipment and call us to make other arrangements. If you ship your package back to us, we will incur an additional charge from FedEx and YOUR GUARANTEE WILL BE VOID WE WILL NOT REPLACE OR REFUND YOUR ORDER

Shipping chart to determine if your order will ship if placed before 2:00P.M. EST
Live Insects Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes* No
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes No No
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dry Goods (No Live Products) Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Only for Home Delivery orders that can arrive at a residential home by Saturday. No Businesses on Thursday for Ground or 2nd Day Air.

Cut-off time for same day shipping is 2:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

• Contact us within 24 hours of your shipment delivery for DOA.

• We only guarantee shipments of 500 or more crickets.

• Live arrival guarantee is voided if the shipment doesn’t meet the requirements for temperatures and shipping method:

  • 29◦F and lower no guarantee
  • 30◦F-50◦F Overnight with weather protection
  • 51◦F-80◦F Ground/ Home Delivery/ 2nd Day Air
  • 81◦F-85◦F Standard overnight with weather protection
  • 86◦F-90◦F Priority overnight with weather protection
  • 91◦F and higher no guarantee

• For all reshipments there is a $4.95 reshipment fee.

• Never refuse a shipment this results in no replacement shipment and another shipping fee paid by you.

• We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

• Incorrect addresses will result in a $16.00 fee.

• Shipping to an apartment someone must be home. FedEx will not drop off package.

• Your shipment can be shipped to an approved FedEx Hub however your shipment must be sent overnight.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.


What is Weather Protection?

A 40 hour heat pack is used as weather protection when temperatures are between 30 degrees and 50 degrees. Some insects like the heat and cannot handle the cold very well. A 40 hour heat pack is all the warmth they need during shipping.

A Cryo Pak is used as weather protection when temperatures are between 80 degrees and 90 degrees. A Cryo Pak helps regulate the temperature inside your shipment so the insects do not get too hot and die. 

There is a $3.00 charge for this service. Please see our shipping policy to ensure your shipment has the live arrival guarantee. 

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by on May 11, 2012

Best crickets I've ever received. I've bought from other places and these were nice and full, active and healthy. I will never buy anywhere else again.

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by on January 22, 2013

Bought 1,000, happy with my first order. Will reorder right before I run out

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by on July 17, 2012

I bought some from you before and they were perfect! But now, I recieved my second batch of crickets from you guys and there were a couple beetles/worms. I read( from you guys) that these can bring diseases to the crickets and the pets. I removed the beetles, and worms, but if this happens again, I won't be buying..

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by on May 19, 2014

bought first batch of 1000 and was 100% satisfied and reordered again.second order was good not great as before, but things happen. Third order was a joke about 40% were alive and the next day about 10% of those parished. I am not placing any more orders from this company

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by on November 16, 2016

By far the best customer service, product and availability that I have found anywhere! Absolutely great people and quality services! I have been a customer now for about 6 months and will absolutely remain a very happy and loyal customer for all time! Thank you so much for your services, products and knowledge!

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by on October 3, 2013

I ordered on Tuesday morning and got my package at around 5:30 the next day. I'm very happy with them. I only had around 3 dead, out of 1000. They look nice and fat and juicy. I also ordered 1000 Super worms and there wasn't a single dead one. Great job! Will be ordering again when I run out.

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by on November 20, 2019

I absolutely love your company and your products! My leopard geckos have never been happier. We tried out the package with a little bit of everything to find out what they really like. I have since purchased the medium cricket keeper and oh my gosh its perfect!! Much better than the one I had already. The wax worms are a staple here now, the crickets are the best we've ever gotten, they arrive alive!! The meal worms, superworms all of them are so healthy and wonderful!! I truly am happier than I've ever been with an online company for my leo babies. Thank y'all for everything.

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by on September 23, 2015

Thank you Mike, for replacing my cricket food. I appreciate your concern for your customer’s satisfaction. The reason I became a customer of Premium Crickets in the first place is because one of your competitors shipped a lot of ‘additional ‘ insects in their shipments. Mostly larder beetles in the larval stage. I have been very satisfied with the quality of the crickets I’ve ordered from Premium Crickets. Thank you again for your consideration. Sincerely, Mary Ofjord North Coast Services, LLC 218-387-1879

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by on March 14, 2015

We've ordered 4 times and just placed my 5th order a couple minutes ago. We have 2 beardies and it's safe to say that they've been thrilled with the crickets, dubias, and (especially) Butterworms that we've purchased! I also had sent an inquiry email which was answered quickly by Allison. As a Guest Experience Manager, I couldn't be more satisfied. Thank you from The Ky Family!

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by on August 11, 2014

I've purchased crickets a couple of times from this vendor and both experiences have been wonderful. My crickets always arrive super fast(next morning), alive and healthy. There's also been a few mistakes on my part, but they've been fantastic about addressing the issues. Thanks for the great service!

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by on September 21, 2013

WOW!!! I put in this order online at 2:44pm EST because my bearded dragon only had enough superworms left to get her through the night - and at 11:30am the next day - THIS MORNING - my order for more superworms, phoenix worms and live crickets were sitting at my door!! All are alive and my bearded dragon is estatic I can tell! =p ..I cannot thank you enough and I am totally AMAZED at the quick and excellent service!! I shall be a customer for life! :)
Karen Starnes

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by on October 25, 2012

98% of the crickets were still alive great deal. I will keep buying from you guys better then going to petsmart and paying .10cents a piece for small crickets and ending up of get half the crickets i asked for and paying more then $10. Done doing that everybody should buy for these people GREAT DEAL. Thank you for a great buy will be ordering more in the next week

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by on November 10, 2013

We recieved our order yesterday afternoon, and couldn`t be happier! All of our crickets were alive and healthy.The cricket keeper is perfect size for placing it up away from the cats, and our 2 chameleons are full and happy. Just wanted to take the time and say thank you very much. We look foward to doing buiseness with you for all our cricket needs.
Patricia Lopez

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