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 […]
Hermit Crab Care Guides
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 […]
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 You Play with Hermit Crabs? [6 Fun Things To Do in Captivity]
Hermit crabs won’t interact with humans and play in a traditional sense. If you loosen your definition of ‘play,’ you can still have fun with hermit crabs and keep them […]
What Are The Different Types of Pet Hermit Crabs?
There are two types of hermit crabs (marine and terrestrial), but they can’t live together. Terrestrial hermit crabs can’t breathe underwater, and aquatic hermit crabs can’t breathe on dry land. […]
How To Keep Hermit Crabs Warm During The Winter
Hermit crabs are ectotherms, meaning they don’t generate body heat alone. As tropical animals, hermit crabs are also used to high ambient temperatures. You must provide a comfortable temperature of […]
Pet Hermit Crab Names [100+ Boy, Girl, Unisex + Pair Names]
Finding a good name for a hermit crab is among the most enjoyable parts of introducing a new pet to your home. Hermit crabs won’t respond to their names being […]
Can You Use Soil for Hermit Crabs? [Breathing + Safe Tunneling]
Wild hermit crabs traverse terrain while looking for food, which means they’ll encounter soil while scavenging. All hermit crab tanks require a minimum of six inches of substrate for digging […]
Purple Pincher Hermit Crab Care Guide [Tank Setup + Diet Plan]
Caribbean hermit crabs (Coenobita clypeatus) go by many names, including the soldier crab, the tree crab, and the West Atlantic crab. Perhaps the most common nickname is the purple pincher […]