Josh's Frogs Pinhead Banded Crickets

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Product Name Price Qty
Pinhead Banded Crickets (250 Count)
Pinhead Banded Crickets (500 Count)
Pinhead Banded Crickets (1000 Count)
Pinhead Banded Crickets (5000 Count)

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Winter is here - please check your temps before ordering!

 LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED in temperatures 10F to 85F for 2-3 day delivery services.

LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED with FedEx Priority Overnight in temperatures down to 0F.


  • 1/16" size - called "pinhead" in pet stores
  • Comes with a Live Arrival Guarantee
  • Perfect for tiny or small animals
  • Can be used as a treat or a staple


Looking for tiny crickets that won't show up dead? Then Josh's Frogs Pinhead Crickets are perfect for you!


Josh's Frogs Pinhead Crickets are young banded crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus), which we've found ship much better than other species of cricket, allowing us to safely ship you 1-3 day old crickets!


Perfect for your pets that require small feeders, these are true pinhead crickets - they're tiny (about 1/16"), unlike most other feeder suppliers who offer 8-10 day old crickets. 


Best of all, we guarantee live arrival and provide a generous overcount. These crickets are bred and shipped by Josh's Frogs.


Not sure what size cricket you need? Watch our video on How to Choose the Right Size Crickets for your pets.


How to Feed

Pinhead Crickets can be fed as a treat or staple, depending on the animals you're feeding. Make sure to dust pinhead crickets with a proper vitamin and mineral supplement before being fed to your pet. Watch our video on How to Dust Crickets if you're not sure how.


Pinhead Crickets are great feeder insects for: poison dart frogs, bumble bee toads, mantellas, praying mantids, and slings. Any animal that is microphagus (eats small foods) will love pinhead crickets!


How to Store

When Josh's Frogs ships pinhead crickets they are already stored with eggcrate and a bit of food. If you'll be feeding out the pinheads within a few days of arrival, feel free to keep them housed in their shipping container. The carrot we provide them with will make an ideal food and water source. If you'll be using the crickets over a longer period of time, please set them up in more permanent cricket housing using one of our cricket care kits and feed a quality cricket food. Crickets should be gutloaded with a nutritious food for 2-3 days before feeding them to your pet. Watch our video on Gutloading Crickets to find out how.< p>If you'd like to store pinhead crickets for more than a couple days, please view our video on How to Care for Feeder Crickets.


Nutritional Information

Protein 17%, Fat 8%, Fiber 2%, Water 71%

Not sure how to care for your crickets? Check out our Crickets Playlist on Youtube and learn how to dust, feed, care, and raise crickets!

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Live Insect Shipping Schedule

Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live insect shipping schedule below.

  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.

Shipping Quote

To get a shipping quote for your order, add the items to your cart and click on "Shipping Estimator" in your cart. Shipping prices are based on distance the package will travel and the weight of the total order. 

Read What Others Are Saying:

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Great pinheads Review by Joshua
Most of my pinheads came dead. Emailed josh's frogs and they sent a new one right away and them came alive.Great customer service ^_^ (Posted on 9/16/2017)
Dagny is AWESOME! All 6 baby Gecco's lived! Review by Staci
Following all the experts advice all the Baby Gecco's Lived! (Posted on 8/11/2017)
Alive and Well Review by JT
Kyle did a fantastic job of packing the crickets! Not one dead cricket in the whole box and man were they lively. When I opened the box the cricket rodeo started with only one escapee lol. Now I know what 500 1/2" crickets really do look like, I have been fooled in the past. I will only buy my crickets from Josh's Frogs from now on. The temperature for the trip was just above the live guarantee level so I took a chance with 3 day shipping and I'm happy that I did. Oh yes the chickens are really happy today! (Posted on 8/3/2017)
fantastic customer service Review by Cara
Arrived dead because the post office messed up the delivery. BUT Josh's Frogs sent a replacement right away at no additional cost. Fantastic customer service. Very happy. (Posted on 7/13/2017)
Perfect Review by David K
Very happy. They arrived healthy and active. Well packed. Have already reordered. Compared pricing, including shipping - these were least expensive. (Posted on 6/30/2017)
great for raising flies Review by Zillow
I feed these to my tiny baby tarantulas, they arrive alive and can grow to adults which I feed to my big tarantulas. (Posted on 11/8/2016)
Ordered for baby tree frogs. Review by Brandy
Arrived quickly, great packaging, all arrived alive. Certainly got some extra & all were within the size needed. This is the only place I'll order feeders now, great quality! (Posted on 8/22/2016)
Great quality Review by Byarby
As always arrived healthy and alive. Super impressed. (Posted on 8/20/2016)
A Must Have For Small Frogs/Toads Review by toadlover57
Bought 250 of these. Came in great condition! My Wood Frogs love them! You can't go wrong with Joshs Frogs. Best in the business! Thanks! (Posted on 5/28/2016)
crickets Review by Tizzy
The pinhead crickets arrived alive and in excellent condition, as did the other items I ordered. You can't go wrong ordering from Josh's Frogs. If you should have a problem, they will fix it immediately. (Posted on 4/14/2016)

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