Before you can begin raising a successful cricket farm, you need some mama and daddy crickets to mate and start the colony.
There are many live cricket retailers where you can buy these crickets. The supplier that you will order your crickets from greatly depends on what region of the world you live in. There are different suppliers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, or anywhere else you might be located.
You may prefer to go to your local pet shop to get your crickets if you don’t want to worry about them dying in shipping. However, you’ll often find that they cost much less if you order them online, and many farms have a guarantee that you’ll receive live crickets or be refunded. Not all stores sell the same species of crickets.
Here are some of the best sellers within the United States, along with where they are located and the species of crickets they carry:
- Ghann’s Cricket Farm (Based in Augusta, GA) - banded crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus) - Ghann.com
- Mulberry Farms (Based in Fallbrook, CA) - banded crickets – Mulberryfarms.com
- Fluker Farms ( In southern LA, but they have distributor locations in almost every single state) – house crickets (Acheta domesticus) Flukerfarms.com
- Carolina Crickets (Based in Woodruff, SC) – house crickets – Carolinacrickets.com
- Armstrong’s Cricket Farm (Glenville, GA with multiple locations) – house crickets – Armstrongcrickets.com
I could only find one website for Canadian suppliers, but here it is:
- Super Cricket – house crickets – Supercricket.ca
And some of the popular ones in the United Kingdom are:
- LiveFood UK – black field crickets & brown crickets – Livefoods.co.uk
- Live Foods Direct – black crickets, banded crickets, & brown quiet crickets – Livefoodsdirect.co.uk
- Rs Reptile Supplies – black & quiet brown crickets – Rsreptilesupplies.co.uk
In Australia, I only found this one, though I’m sure more exist:
- LiveFoods Unlimited – house crickets – Livefoods.com.au
You can also order live crickets through Amazon cricket farms. They’ve got a few different cricket farmers that sell live packaged crickets on their site. The great thing about Amazon is that you can read the reviews to get a feel for the seller before you buy. Anyway, most of the suppliers I’ve listed here have positive long-standing reputations.