Hermit crabs are unlikely to encounter eggs in the wild while scavenging for food. However, their nutritional value makes eggs a good snack or meal for captive hermit crabs. Eggs […]
Hermit Crab Diet
Can Hermit Crabs Eat Cucumber?
Cucumber is a term applied to the fruit of the Cucumis sativus plant family. Often erroneously referred to as a vegetable, a traditional garden cucumber is considered a fruit as […]
Can Hermit Crabs Eat Apples?
Hermit crabs have a sweet tooth, so fresh fruit is a popular addition to their diet. Apples are a particular favorite of hermit crabs, provided you pick up a variety […]
Do Hermit Crabs Eat Insects?
Hermit crabs are omnivorous, eating vegetables, fruit, nuts, meat, and fish. If you supplement your hermit crab’s diet with insects, get pre-killed and frozen bugs. Insects provide various tastes, but […]
Do Hermit Crabs Eat Strawberries?
Sweet tastes and their associated rich scents are extremely enticing to hermit crabs. Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) are a good source of vitamin A, C, magnesium, potassium, folate, antioxidants, beta carotene, […]
Can Hermit Crabs Eat Watermelon?
Hermit crabs love sweet tastes, so fruit is often a favored option when offering snacks and treats. Watermelon is mouthwatering to a hermit crab due to its appealing flavor and […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Fruits Can Hermit Crabs Eat?
All fruit is safe for hermit crabs, but many will reject citrus fruit due to its strong scent. You must also ensure that the fruit hasn’t gone rotten and that […]
What Vegetables Can Hermit Crabs Eat?
Fresh, organic vegetables are the cornerstone of a hermit crabs meal plan. Veggies provide hermit crabs with the nutrition they need and appeal to their varied palate. Among the best […]