- Jan 6, 2021
Wow you are passionate about that.Crickets are absolutely gross. They are unbelievably high in ammonia and die offs are a regular occurrence. They live about as long as a hot fart lingers. Get you some high protein dubia, discoid, or blatta. All live longer than an episode of the Kardashians. Unlike crickets.
To the OP, they only live a few weeks anyway, so depending on how often they are they could just be reaching the end of their lives.
My brother got a juvie Avic from a chain store and the employees were screaming so he had to box it.The key is finding a place with staff who are actually passionate about the animals they stock.
Local shops can be bad too.
I don't really know anything about reptiles, but there is one shop in my area that seems very knowledgeable.
That being said, they have tarantulas in the back corner of the store, almost out of sight and poorly kept.
Every fiber in my being to not try lecturing them lol.
I'm not the person who can do that gracefully.
Especially when they keep my favorite genus, Brachypelma, in a pool of mud.
Off-Topic, sorry, but I'm still salty about that.