Crickets are insects that are related to grasshoppers. They have cylindrical bodies, round heads and long antennae.
They have hind legs that have enlarged thighs which allow them power to jump.
They are a popular food for many lizards such as bearded dragons and are sold quite widely in pet stores around the world.
Male crickets produce a characteristic rhythmical chirping sound.
So can gerbils eat crickets?
They are not the best food for them to eat as they are not nutritious for them. Although, they might be enjoyed by lizards and reptiles, rodents are not so keen on them. There are better foods for them to enjoy.