So you want to buy a hermit crab?

Written by Stacy Griffith and originally published on All Things Crabby.com Hermit crabsNow that you’ve decided that a hermit crab is the pet for you, it’s time to make sure…

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Hermit Crab Essentials Shopping Checklist

Originally written by Vanessa Pike-Russell Hermit crabs are advertised as cheap and easy to maintain, which is not necessarily true. To keep your hermit crabs happy and healthy, you will…

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FAQ Locating an Escaped Hermit Crab

Written by Marie Davis Ebbie the compressus climbed the thermometer On occasions one may find that when they do an antenna count they seem to be missing a hermit crab?…

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Ask Milo – Is beach sand safe for hermit crabs?

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Laureen asks: I purchased a little crab at the wildwood boardwalk a few days ago. Yikes, I bought everything wrong ( now that I am doing my research after the fact). So… I rushed out and bought a 10 gal tank to get the little guy out of that cutsie boardwalk cage and off those dyed stones. Ive also ordered a recommended substrate, but it will take time for the handling and shipping process to get here. I live a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean (8 Miles) and am wondering if it would be ok to go to the ocean and grab some wet sand next to the surf and use that in the meantime until the substrate gets here. …And if this is acceptable, would you recommend mixing the substrate with the beach sand? Hi Laureen, If it’s the only sand you can get right now then yes get some sand, take it home, wash and bake it. Many crabbers use playsand or a mix of playsand and coconut fibre if they can’t get beach sand. Do a google for ‘hermit crab safe playsand’ for some ideas of brands. I’ve used sanitised beach sand myself without any problems.…

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What’s for dinner? A hermit crab food guide!

In an effort to simplify feeding for hermit crab owners we have put together a few printable hermit crab food guides.  These should be used in conjunction with our safe and unsafe lists. *Foraging Guide *Where to Buy Guide *What to Feed and Why Guide The files can be downloaded at the bottom of the…

Pet Store Letter Writing Campaign

  Our pet store letter writing campaign is a simple way you can advocate for the proper care of land hermit crabs in pet stores.   Pet Store Appeal Packet In our Pet Store Appeal packet we have a pre written letter that anyone is free to use. It is a form letter that allows…

Join us at the Pet Expo 2016!

We are so very excited to announce that for the first time ever hermit crabs will be represented at the Amazing Pet Expo! This November the Land Hermit Crab Owners Society and The Crabstreet Journal will be the first-ever hermit crab exhibitor at the Amazing Pet Expo. We are so thrilled to bring our 16…

Getting Rid of Ants in Your Crabitat

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If you’ve ever dealt with ants in your home you know what a challenge it can be to get rid of them. Ants in your home may be a nuisance to you but ants in your hermit crabs’s home can be dangerous. Ants can and will attack molting crabs, and this could kill the hermit…