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 […]
Hermit Crab Behavior
How Long Do Hermit Crabs Sleep? [Number of Hours + What Time]
Hermit crabs are nocturnal animals that sleep for 6 to 8 hours during daylight hours. However, they may sleep longer during the summer to avoid light and heat. Multiple hermit […]
Why Do Hermit Crabs Attack Each Other? [6 Common Causes]
Hermit crabs are social animals in the wild, living in substantial colonies, and they like to replicate this arrangement in captivity. This means they usually get along with each other. […]
10 Hermit Crabs Behavior Characteristics (with Meanings)
Hermit crabs display many interesting behaviors, each denoting how they feel. These convey certain emotions, such as excitement, curiosity, happiness, defensiveness, anger, and stress. Hermit crabs are nocturnal animals, so […]
How Do Hermit Crabs Socialize? [Communication + Interaction]
Hermit crabs live in large colonies in the wild and prefer to replicate this in captivity over living alone. This means that hermit crabs communicate among themselves. Hermit crabs verbalize […]
Do Hermit Crabs Lay Eggs or Give Live Birth?
Hermit crabs rarely reproduce in captivity, meaning owners rarely see the birth process. This is because hermit crabs rely on the presence of expansive bodies of saline water to birth […]
Why Won’t My Hermit Crab Change Shells?
Shells are a vital component of a hermit crab’s identity and appearance. These shells will be traded and upgraded periodically, typically when a hermit crab molts and grows in size. […]
Why Does My Hermit Crab Keep Flipping Over?
With ten legs and a soft underbelly, you would be forgiven for assuming that hermit crabs would prefer to keep their feet on the ground. Some hermit crabs willingly flip […]
Why Do My Hermit Crabs Hide All The Time? [5 Reasons]
It takes hermit crabs a while to adapt to life in captivity. Even then, hermit crabs won’t always welcome attention. You may find that your pet hermit crabs are shy […]
Why Is My Hermit Crab Just Sitting There? [Not Moving]
Hermit crabs are active animals, so watching them live their lives can be entertaining. Something may be amiss if a hermit crab remains extremely still and declines to move. All […]
Hermit Crab Shell Evacuation [Why It Happens + What To Do]
Hermit crabs need shells to survive in the wild and captivity. No hermit crab will retain the same shell for life because they need to upgrade to larger shells as […]
Why Do Hermit Crabs Pinch You? [5 Causes of Pinching]
If you’re thinking of keeping hermit crabs as pets, you’ll need to be prepared for the possibility of getting pinched occasionally. This is most likely to happen when hermit crabs […]