The Best Ways to Store Crickets for Bearded Dragons

As a bearded dragon owner, it’s important to ensure that your pet is getting the right diet and nutrients. One of the best ways to do this is by feeding them live insects, such as crickets. However, keeping these little critters healthy and alive can sometimes prove to be a challenge. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips on how to store crickets for your bearded dragon.

Understanding The Needs Of Crickets

Before we delve into storing crickets for your bearded dragon, let’s first understand their needs. Crickets are living creatures that require food, water, and air just like any other animal. They also need space where they can move around freely without overcrowding each other or becoming stressed out.

Feeding Your Crickets

To keep your crickets healthy before giving them to your beardie as their next meal, it’s essential to feed them well too! You should provide them with fresh fruits and vegetables daily so that they have all the necessary minerals and vitamins required by their bodies.

Providing Water For Your Crickets

Crickets also need water just like any other animal. You can use water crystals or sponges as a source of hydration for your cricket pets.

How To Store Crickets Properly

Now that you know what crickets need let us discuss how you can store these tiny creatures properly:

Choose The Right Container

The container in which you store the crickets must protect from predators while providing enough ventilation for airflow because stagnant air may cause respiratory distress among the insects leading to death eventually.

You will want an enclosure made up of plastic or glass at least 10-20 gallons large if not more significant depending on how many bugs are being stored within it; with dimensions adequate enough (at least 12’x12′) to give sufficient space for the crickets.

Avoid Overcrowding

Crickets are social animals, but that doesn’t mean you should overcrowd them! A general rule of thumb is one gallon of container capacity per 100 adult crickets. So if your enclosure holds ten gallons, do not exceed a hundred adults.

Provide Proper Temperature and Humidity

Temperature and humidity are two crucial factors when it comes to storing crickets. The ideal temperature range for these insects is between 75-90°F (24-32°C), with a relative humidity level around 50%-70%.

Ensure you place your cricket storage container in a location where the temperatures fall within their preferred range. You can also add some moist paper towels or water crystals in the enclosure to maintain proper humidity levels.


Keeping crickets healthy and alive is essential for providing your bearded dragon with fresh and nutritious meals. By following our tips above on how to store crickets properly, you’ll be able to keep your pet insects happy until it’s time for feeding.

It’s important not only taking care of our pets directly but indirectly too by maintaining what they eat since having food sources at an optimal state helps ensure a better quality of living for all involved parties – including ourselves; after all, we wouldn’t want something unhealthy going into us either!

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