Peanut butter is a favorite snack of many hermit crabs, but it’s not always the healthiest of foods. However, hermit crabs will grow hungry and excited once they smell peanut […]
Author: Joanne Harper
What To Do with Hermit Crabs While on Vacation
Hermit crabs are low-maintenance pets, but this doesn’t mean you can leave them unattended for days or weeks and expect them to survive. Hermit crab care must be provided while […]
9 Different Hermit Crabs’ Adaptations for Survival
Change in the animal kingdom comes from special adaptations that allow a species to thrive. Chelipeds are arguably the most obvious body structure adaptation in hermit crabs. Also, the claws […]
How To Care for Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
For a novice or beginner, the dwarf blue leg hermit crab (also known as the blue-legged hermit crab, tricolor hermit crab, blue leg reef hermit crab, and equal-handed hermit crab) […]
How Much Do Hermit Crabs Cost? Tank Setup + Monthly Expenses
Since hermit crabs can live for up to 30 years, you should expect the ownership costs to be ongoing. Even still, hermit crabs are among the least expensive pets to […]
How Hermit Crabs Defend Themselves from Predators
Unprotected and carefree hermit crabs would be easy pickings for other wildlife. However, hermit crabs are survivors, employing defensive tactics to avoid becoming a meal for a predatory animal. Hermit […]
Can Hermit Crabs Fall Out of Their Shells?
A shell is the most important thing in a hermit crab’s life, so they choose their shells carefully, selecting one of the ideal size and fit. It’s rare for a […]
Do Hermit Crabs Need Water To Drink?
Wild hermit crabs drink water daily, so give them the same opportunity in captivity. If hermit crabs don’t drink, they grow dehydrated and their gills dry, leading to breathing difficulties […]
Can Frogs And Hermit Crabs Live Together?
Frogs and hermit crabs don’t interact in the wild, as they live in different climates and locations. So, they’ll struggle to coexist in captivity, as it’s impossible to create the […]
How To Introduce Hermit Crabs To Each Other (in 6 Easy Steps)
Despite their name, hermit crabs are social animals that dislike being alone. Hermit crabs live in large colonies in the wild, frequently numbering 100 members or more. The name ‘hermit […]
Can Different Species of Hermit Crabs Live Together?
If you intend to keep hermit crabs as pets, keep these social animals in sizable colonies. One way to make this interesting is to pair various hermit crab species in […]
Can Hermit Crabs Eat Dandelions?
Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are weeds comprising leaves, a stalk, and a stem. When consumed, dandelions offer nutritional benefits to hermit crabs. Most hermit crabs gravitate toward eating plant life in […]