I really like it when my crickets chirp. I find it quite relaxing -- especially when I am going to sleep. Seriously -- I'm not kidding. Actually, one cricket does't do too much for me. But when I have a dozen or so going all at the same time...ahhhhh.
If any of mine are chirping at night I will either move their cage outside of my room or kill the bug or take it and throw it in my roommates scorpion tank. It irritates the hell outta me. I cant sleep through it at all.
I have gone to buying crickets twice a week, and leaving them in what they come in. I can't STAND the chirping. That whole camping bit doesn't cut it for me, there's no fire, no woods, and no water for me to call it feeling like camping.
As for myself, I love the sound. Being that I feed my babies late at night, I'm a little on the reflex-less side. So, of course, some get away. What really sounds cool is if they are chirping in the service room, in the t room and outside, all in different keys.
The weird thing for me is that my crix usually never chirped at night, they would chirp during the day so it wouldn't bother me too much. But I, like Jacen, would kill the noisy ones at night. Rather, I would usually throw them into my scorpion or Ts tank as not to waste food.
I kinda like it, depending on what I'm doing and what mood I am in. I also find it relaxingl. However, it bugs me (hahah) when there is one loose in the living room, it's chirping like mad, and I can't find it, and I'm trying to read, or watch a movie!
Oh good... I'm not the only one! If there's an uneaten cricket chirping in here (my bedroom) I usually go into the T's cage and kill it and remove it. I can't stand it! The T can just have a new one in the morning before I go to work, so I don't have to hear it. I do love the sound of the T eating the crickets tho, it's just awesome to me
I kinda like the chirping, too. Makes me think I'm in a warmer country than I actually am...
My crickets seem to 'sleep' during the night. When I turn out the lights, they go on chirping for about an hour or so and then remain silent. My theory on this is that crickets in nature usually chirp in the evening to the late evening hours (at least that is what I have observed).