Many new owners are perplexed by why hermit crabs dig and submerge themselves into the sand. However, burrowing is among hermit crabs’ most natural behaviors. Sometimes, burrowing is short-term, such […]
Author: Joanne Harper
Can Hermit Crabs Eat Oranges?
The leaves and bark of the orange tree are toxic to hermit crabs, and orange peels and citrus are widely used as insect repellents. The good news is that oranges […]
Why Isn’t My Hermit Crab Eating or Drinking?
Hermit crabs may refuse to eat or drink due to stress, being fed the same foods, a lack of saltwater (muting their sense of smell), excessive noise, and disturbances. Hermit […]
Can A Hermit Crab Drown in Water?
Setting up the right tank setup is vital for the survival of pet hermit crabs, as there are significant differences between the breathing abilities of marine and land hermit crabs. […]
Where Do Hermit Crabs Get Their Shells?
Hermit crabs aren’t born with shells, so they must be acquired from other animals. Size, durability, scent, and mobility are among the many important criteria that hermit crabs look for […]
Do You Need a Light for Hermit Crabs?
Hermit crabs aren’t accustomed to lamps and artificial light sources. Too much light can be stressful. Pet hermit crabs require an appropriate balance between light and darkness. Hermit crabs need […]
Do Hermit Crabs Change Colors?
Hermit crabs can be found in a range of bright and vibrant colors. It’s likely their shade of color that initially caught your eye. However, it’s concerning when hermit crabs […]
What Does Hermit Crab Chirping Mean?
While few animals are truly silent, hermit crabs are close. The noise made by hermit crabs is called stridulation, which is a cross between a chirping cricket and a croaking […]
10 Best Things for Hermit Crabs To Climb [DIY Climbing Toys]
If you’re looking for hermit crab toys, the best options are climbing-based. Wild hermit crabs scuttle over rocks, driftwood, and plant life to explore their world. You can replicate that […]
Is My Hermit Crab Male Or Female? (Sexing Hermit Crabs)
The first thing we do when getting a hermit crab is to give it a name, so you need to know how to tell if a hermit crab is male […]
Why Did My Hermit Crab Die?
There are examples of hermit crabs living for upward of 40 years in the wild. Sadly, many hermit crabs fail to survive for more than a few weeks in captivity. […]
What Do Hermit Crabs Eat? Safe + Unsafe Foods for Hermit Crabs
Hermit crabs are omnivorous and opportunistic scavengers, sustaining themselves on what they can find. In captivity, you can tailor the diet of hermit crabs to ensure all their nutritional needs […]