Monkfield was the first commercial livefood breeder in the UK,
and has witnessed huge growth and change in the reptile industry
over the past 25 years.
Every year the demand for livefood increases, as interest in
reptile keeping continues to grow.
Ongoing investment in our livefood production facilities
ensures we always stay ahead of demand, providing customers with a
quality product and reliable service.
We produce 3 species of crickets, blacks, bandeds and silents,
to cater for the varying needs and preferences of
We produce locusts, which have rapidly increased in popularity
over the past 5 years and dubia roaches.
We also supply mealworms, morioworms and wax moth larvae for the
bird food market as well as reptile keepers.
Our livefood can be purchased in a variety of different sizes
including bulk boxes
Black crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus) are a hardy, cold tolerant cricket and grow to over 30mm in length. Seven sizes are sold, and are packed in tubs and bulk.
Silent Crickets (Gryllus assimilis) are the larger species of brown cricket, and whilst not completely silent, they are the quietest species of cricket commercially available.
Banded crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus) are a very prolific species of cricket, originating from tropical regions.
Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have surged in popularity over the past 5 years, and are a popular choice for Bearded Dragon keepers.
Both Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) and Morio Worms (Zophobas molitor) are supplied by Monkfield, for both the reptile and bird market.
Waxmoth Larvae (Galleria mellonella), are sourced by Monkfield from Wazpbrand, who has consistently supplied a quality product for many years.
Dubia Roaches (Blaptica Dubia) make the perfect feeder insect. A medium sized cockroach, they grow to about 4-4.5cm (1.6-1.8cm).