Petco does not sell ants, but you can purchase ants and ant farm kits from various other retailers, including Amazon, or create a handmade ant farm using ants you collect outdoors.
For more information about ants and ant farms, see below.
Where to Buy Ants and Ant Farms
Petco does not sell ants or ant farm kits, a corporate customer service representative said. We also called several Petco stores to confirm this information.
While ants and ant farm supplies are not available at many pet supply retailers, there are still many places where you can purchase them.
Websites that sell ants and ant farm supplies include:
- Amazon offers a wide selection of ant farms, ant farm accessories, and live ants.
- Ants Alive sells live ants and a myriad of accessories.
- Nature Gift Store features live ants and ant farms.
- Target carries ant farms, but not live ants.
- Uncle Milton’s Toys sells vials containing about 30 live ants.
- Walmart has ant farms for sale online. Some brands are available for store pickup.
Typically, ant farm kits don’t contain live ants, but some kits include a certificate with instructions for ordering live ants. Check the item description thoroughly from stores like Target and Walmart to know whether the kit you’re interested in includes a certificate.
As an alternative, Education.com offers simple instructions for creating your own handmade ant farm.
When making an ant farm with ants you collect on your own, it is best to get the ants from the same area, or colony. You should avoid mixing different ant varieties in your ant farm.
We called many stores to determine which pet stores other than Petco sell ants. Our research revealed that the following pet stores also do not carry ants and ant farm kits:
- Pet Depot
- Pet Supplies Plus