Things about hermit crabs...need to know for class pet :)
Hermit crabs are widely believed to be easy to care for, and ideal first pets for children
Thank you so much for providing good, quality hermit crabs. I purchased the original 2 from you with a starter kit back in December for a Christmas gift for my son. One of the crabs only made it a few months. We bought 2-3 replacement crabs from a chain pet store and they were small, not active and didn’t make it longer than about 2 months. I recently purchased the next crab from you and as soon as I got him, he was very active and seemed to get along well with the original crab I purchased from you. They are large, have nice shells and seem to be very healthy. Thank you again, you have a great business. – A. Shockley
It's impossible to breed pet hermit crabs because there is no way to create their natural breeding environment. Learn how hermit crabs lay eggs in the ocean with this free video from a exotic pet specialist on hermit crab care.
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Pet Hermit Crab Care, Information, Facts & Pictures
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The Hermit Crab Association is looking for people who areserious about hermit crabs. If you are tired of seeing hermitcrabs treated as "throwaway animals," we're the group for you! TheHermit Crab Association promotes proper crab care in various ways, fromhanding our care sheets to posting reports of recommended pet storesthroughout the world. We work on the principle that positivereinforcement is the best teacher. The Hermit Crab Associationwas founded in 2001 and has enjoyed many wonderful years of helpinghermit crab lovers with their pets. Visit us today at Hermit Crabs As Pets Hermit crabs make great pets that are fun and entertaining to watch. They are easy to care for and inexpensive. Groups of crabs tend to be more active than individual crabs since they are social animals. Caring for a few hermit crabs really isn’t any more difficult than caring for one, so having multiple crabs is not a burden and is recommended. Hermit crabs are not "true crabs." They have a smaller, soft abdomen which they protect by living in an empty snail shell. They must find larger shells as they grow, and owners of these pets must provide progressively larger shells as their pets grow. In the wild they are omnivores, feeding on both plant and animal material. There are both marine and land hermit crabs. The information below refers to the land hermit crab. I read a popular article once talking about why you shouldn't buy hermit crabs due to the fact that in the wild they live 40-50 years as opposed to only months in captivity. While this is true, realistically speaking, people are still going to buy hermit crabs. I own many hermit crabs; but, like any pet, pet owners need to know how to properly care for them. Sellers aren't getting this information out, but it's important. Hermit crabs are not throw away pets. They can live a long time if you take care of them correctly! I've had mine for years now, and here's how to keep them happy and healthy...