Hermit crabs are vulnerable creatures that can be injured or die from a fall. If a hermit crab falls off the table or out of your hands onto a solid […]
Hermit Crab Health
Do Hermit Crabs Have Good Hearing?
Wild hermit crabs chirp to scare off rivals by rubbing their body parts together or against their shells to make a sound. Also, hermit crabs vibrate within their shells as […]
Why Do Hermit Crabs Need Cuttlebone?
Cuttlebone is an oval-shaped skeleton of the cuttlefish, a marine cephalopod. When a cuttlefish dies, its skeleton floats to the ocean’s surface, often washing up on shore. Here, the cuttlebone […]
Why Do Hermit Crabs Make Bubbles? (Brown Bubbling)
Hermit crabs produce brown bubbles due to injury, illness, dehydration, overheating, post-purchase syndrome, dirt in the shell, and social isolation. If a hermit crab has a single grey or black […]
Why Does My Hermit Crab Look White? [6 Different Explanations]
Healthy hermit crab colors should be bright and vibrant. Their exoskeletons are white, but hermit crabs are covered by skin, giving them a colorful appearance. A health or environmental issue […]
How To Tell If A Hermit Crab Is Dead or Molting
It’s often difficult to tell whether a hermit crab is dead or molting, so even experienced owners can have trouble determining the difference. Hermit crabs usually show signs of getting […]
Can a Hermit Crab Get Stuck in Its Shell?
Hermit crabs spend most of their time inside their shells, benefitting from their protection. All the same, even the most cautious hermit crabs should leave their shell occasionally. Not doing […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
Do Hermit Crabs Poop And Pee? [Answers To Common Questions]
A less desirable part of pet ownership involves cleaning up hermit crab poop and pee (waste.) If you decide to get hermit crabs, you’ll need to remove fecal matter and […]
How To Destress A Hermit Crab
Life is stressful for captive hermit crabs, as they’ve been taken far from their wild habitat, kept in unfamiliar conditions, and thrust into life as pets. Avoid putting new hermit […]