All captive hermit crabs begin their lives in the wild. This suggests that hermit crabs can live outdoors, but the reality is considerably more complicated. To survive outside, hermit crabs […]
Hermit Crab Care Guides
What’s The Best Way To Clean a Hermit Crab Tank?
A hermit crab enclosure should be spot-cleaned daily, removing fecal waste or uneaten food. A slightly more thorough clean should occur around once a week, with a full deep clean […]
What Reptiles Can Live with Hermit Crabs?
At first glance, reptiles and hermit crabs have similar needs in captivity. Both live in a tank or vivarium, require high temperatures to remain comfortable, and rely on a contrast […]
What Do Hermit Crabs Need to Survive As Pets?
Hermit crabs have a reputation for being low-maintenance pets that are ideal for children and beginners alike, but that’s not the case. The reality is that hermit crabs struggle with […]
How Do I Get My Hermit Crab To Like Me?
Part of the joy of having a pet is forging a bond of love. You’ll need to be realistic about how much affection hermit crabs can show you, but they […]
How To Clean Hermit Crab Shells [Equipment + Cleaning Process]
Hermit crabs go through various shells as they grow, leaving behind old ones to inhabit the new ones. However, left-behind shells accumulate bacteria and start to smell. To clean hermit […]
Finding Shells for Hermit Crabs (with Size Chart + Measurements)
Hermit crabs’ shells can be bought from pet stores, craft stores, and online retailers. You can even forage for shells at the beach, but they’ll need to be cleaned first. […]
What Kind of Shells Do Hermit Crabs Use?
Wild hermit crabs usually claim shells that sea snails initially occupied. These marine animals vary significantly in size and shape, much like hermit crabs. Unlike land snail shells, which are […]
Do Hermit Crabs Travel Well?
Hermit crabs rarely leave their tank, so you need to think long and hard before subjecting hermit crabs to a stressful journey. Hermit crabs aren’t natural travelers. Given a choice, […]
Can Hermit Crabs Live with Fish? [8 Compatible Species of Fish]
Hermit crabs can be land animals, but just 1 in 7 hermit crab genera is terrestrial. Many species live in the ocean, so marine hermit crabs must live underwater when […]
What Temperature Is Too Hot for Hermit Crabs?
Hermit crabs are nocturnal animals, which allows them to avoid exposure to the sun. Overheating is an ever-present risk for hermit crabs, so the tank’s temperature must be monitored. A […]
Can Snails And Hermit Crabs Live Together?
Hermit crabs and snails have similar habitats in the wild. As a result, you may be wondering whether you can keep them as pets in the same enclosure. Snails and […]