Atypical things hermit crabs can eat

Hermit crabs are omnivorous scavengers in the wild. There are lots of different foods that a hermit crab can eat. We have several different food lists for commonly fed items. Check out a few of the atypical things that hermit crabs can eat:

Feces – herbivorous animal droppings. In Quirimba hermit crabs are known to eat human waste as well.
Fish flakes or pellets
Cuttlebone – great source of calcium
Bonemeal – great source of calcium
Cicadas and their exoskeletons (most other bugs too)
Worm castings

Cicada exoskeletons

Cicada exoskeletons

Compressus eating guinea pig feces

Compressus eating guinea pig feces by Stacy Griffith