Crickets - Acheta domestica
Crickets - full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and they're fun to eat!
Vita-Bugs - The choice of hobbyists and breeders alike!
Existing feeder insect choices do not provide complete nutrition for captive insect eaters, as a result, dusting or gut-loading is necessary. Even when used properly, many existing commercial gut-loading products and dusts do not provide appropriate nutrition.
After years of research and development the first vitamin and nutrient complete diet* for nourishing feeder insects has been created; Vita-Bugs. The patent pending feed enhances the content of critical nutrients in feeder insects therefore reducing the need to dust or gut-load.
Vita-Bug insects raised on our patent pending feed have been proven to maintain the increased vitamin and nutrient levels throughout their growing process, unlike most gut-loading or dusting techniques that expel their improvements in short time. Our Vita-Bug Crickets have enhanced Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids!
*proper calcium supplementation is still recommended
As you become familiar with Vita Bugs, please note that Vita Bugs, as a staple diet, add essential nutrients to the diet of insectivores. However, calcium must still be supplemented. To that end, we offer CalciWorms which can be fed once or twice per week to boost calcium intake and thus negate the necessity of additional dusting or gut loading. CalciWorms available at checkout.
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From bearded dragons to anoles, tarantulas to 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.
Produced at our own cricket farm and are 100% virus free!
Farm-Raised Quality and Freshness
Bluebird Landing delivers 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 Bluebird Landing 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, Bluebird Landing includes 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. Read our Cricket Care Instructions
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 customer service 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!