Testimonial

Beth C

When I got back into “crabbing”, I was horrified to find that everything I had been doing was wrong.  Now, with that being said, I was only a child of 6 or 7 at the time, but, my parents didn’t know any better either.  The horrible wire cage with gravel, the pellets, no info on proper water or food.  I can remember giving them lettuce with tomato, some fruit, tap water in a metal cap…..By the time I decided to keep them as pets again, I looked up all of the info I could find, and it was then that realized why they didn’t live very long…I read various websites that offered info, but failed to indicate why that info was correct.  I, by nature, am a “why” person.  Like a child that asks why, I took that into my adulthood.  The Crab Street Journal was the ONLY website that offered what, why, where, when.  I loved it!  I scoured through the scientific explanations, foods, molting info and every single thing they had.  I couldn’t click fast enough!  It took weeks to read, and I implemented everything I had learned to my crab, who most of you know as Cray, my big female.  I had two crabs before her, before I even knew that CSJ existed. Sadly,  they did not make it, Crabbers, and Crabette. I tried to save another crab from down the shore last year, he didn’t make it, too far gone. I really love the post purchase stress syndrome article, it made so much sense!  I used it when I got Cray, who will be with me 6 years next month, and also with Tiny, and Patchy.  My recent new guys also got the PPS method, and they are thriving!  After joining CSJ, I decided I was finished with the other websites.  I have come so far in learning about these amazing creatures, and continue to do so.  I can only hope more people join, and learn as well.  I cannot thank you enough for your effort, time and attention to these little guys, who deserve proper care.

Happy Birthday CSJ!

Thank you from Cray, Tiny, Patchy, Bob, Kiwi, Sebastiano, and Sammi!

Beth C

Beth C


Submitted October 17, 2016

TJ K.

I think crab street journal is an amazing website and teaches lots of new crab owners how to care for their pets. Without them a lot of people including myself would not be caring for their crabs like they should.

TJ

TJ


Submitted October 13, 2016

Rachael B

I am a new Crab Street Journal crabbie mom! I have been reading great things lately and very helpful information to get us started in the crab world so our little friends can live a long healthy life. Thanks Guys! Your Awesome!!

Submitted Sept 28, 2016

Rachael

Rachael

Kaitlin P

I had two hermit crabs at first and they were in a wire cage and since there was only gravel at the bottom one of my crabs began to surface molt. At the time I thought it was dead but I didn’t smell anything so I left it alone… A few days passed and it didn’t move and it didn’t go back into it’s shell when I poked it gently so I threw it out… I wanted to try and figure out why it died then I found your YouTube channel I don’t think that it was dead it was only surface molting. It killed me that I may have thrown out a live crab! From then on I decided I wanted to do better for my last crab (his name is Bubbles) so I got a glass fish tank for him and set up his crabitat following your YouTube and this website. I also got him some new crab friends and they all get along great with each other there are now 6 in total and I have had the new five ( Salty, Sandy, Tide, Ripple, and Misty) for about two months and I’ve had Bubbles for about a year. This website has helped me greatly with helping my crabs so thank you for all the information you have given me. Bubbles at first was never active and I never saw him out of his shell unless I was lucky at night. Now that he is in the proper temperature and humidity he is out and about all the time even during the day I see him eating almonds or climbing around the crabitat. There is no doubt in my mind that he would have died if I never found this website and fixed his living conditions. Honestly I think that I spoil all of my crabs now ! They even have a second level in their tank! Thank you for all of your help!!!!! I especially love the crabiscopes from the pet stores!!!!

Submitted Sept 27, 2016

Kaitlin

Kaitlin

 

Bailey B

Your website is very helpful and has a lot of useful information for beginners and things that advanced hermit owners didn’t know.

Submitted Sept 27, 2016

Bailey

Suzanne F.

My first experience with hermit crabs was when I was about seven years old. I was given a purple pincher named Rocky, and a small plastic box with pink sand in it. As I got older with trial and error I slowly recognized the abuse in that kind of care. I thought the only way I could find information about these little creatures was through random google searches. I did finally get a decent tank together but little did I know there was a huge community waiting for me FULL of great information and new ideas. I enjoy now looking through posts seeing the enthusiastic keepers showing their victories across this platform and im always confident in sending new keepers here for information. Thank you for making the crab keeping world a healthier place.

Submitted Sept 23, 2016

Suzanne

Suzanne

Tilia T

I love your website and it have helped me alot with my hermit crabs🦄i heard about your website at an norwegian reptile page😜i got so happy when i found out u have an IG! Happy early 15th Birthday! For ur page😂 i really think my hermits and walking sticks would like to win! 😜Tilia

Submitted Sept 20, 2016

 

Tilia

Tilia

Anne G

I had been keeping hermit crabs for several years before I found this group of wonderful people. I thought I had great tanks, my crabs were living and way better off than in pet stores. I have made such vast improvements for my babies since finding Crab Street Journal! Now my hermits are really living the life, with lots more stuff to climb, deeper sub than ever and water pools they can actually swim in! Now I have 2 55 gallon tanks and a 75 gallon set up, with a 75 gallon waiting for me to get up and ready! I LOVE this place and the people who have spent so many hours of their time doing the research that has made me able to provide better care!

Submitted Sept 20, 2016

Anne G.

Anne G.

Erica P

I’m fairly new to Crabstreet and was doing things wrong for a while. They have given me so much useful information and the people who run it are always so helpful. I’m so excited to be giving my crabs the best and they are providing all the best info for me to do that. Thank you Crabstreet Journal!!

Submitted Sept 20, 2016

Erica P.

Erica P.

Jenny V

The Crabstreet Journal website is great and very informative. And we are a very loving tight knit community in favor of hermit crabs who are open minded and advocate for current standard care.

Submitted Sept 20, 2016

Jenny V.

Jenny V.