An electronic mother cricket responds to movement with a warning of danger for her electronic cricket children to be silent (red lights flashing). When it seems that the danger has passed, the crickets begin to chirp. After a while, the crickets go to sleep, and remain asleep until the next sign of movement and danger. The sleep mode was included to prevent the gallery sitter from going crazy. Each cricket is programmed to have a varying and unique chirp. Communication between crickets is by Infrared emitters and receivers.