Ask Milo – New crab is burrowing

Hermie Newbie asks:

I just got new hermit crab. Now I have two. I have only been a hermit crab owner for a few months. Long story short, I got two from a friend. Anyway one of them died so I got a new one yesterday. He keeps borrowing. Is that normal? Should I do anything about it?

Hi Hermie Newbie,

Yes, burrowing after purchase is very normal. Normally they don’t have the right substrate or substrate depth to do so and really enjoy it when they can. He could be ready to moult or just wanting to recover from Post Purchase Stress.

Please join the Chewin the Choya forum on CSJ and reply to the topic introducing yourself 🙂

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