Hermit crabs and turtles are pets that can be kept in aquariums. Many assume that the two can get along and live together without considering all the other factors. Turtles […]
Questions About Hermit Crabs
How Long Does a Hermit Crab Live? [Lifespan in Captivity vs. Wild]
Some hermit crabs can live long, decades-spanning lives. The oldest known captive hermit crab lived to the age of 44. It’s not uncommon for wild hermit crabs to live at […]
Do Hermit Crabs Bond with Their Owners?
Hermit crabs were never intended to live a life in captivity. So, they need time to feel safe and comfortable as pets. Only then will hermit crabs start to bond […]
Can A Big Hermit Crab Live With A Small One?
Hermit crabs live in large colonies of up to 100 in the wild. Captive hermit crabs should live in groups of three or more, depending on the available space, but […]
What Colors Do Hermit Crabs See?
Hermit crabs’ eyes appear to function differently from our own. They let the hermit crabs see 360 degrees, assist with motion detection, and give them good night vision. However, while […]
Why Do Hermit Crabs Smell Bad?
Aquatic animals are a popular choice for people that prefer low-maintenance pets. Unfortunately, anybody who has been to a fish market knows that marine life has a distinct aroma. So, […]
Do Hermit Crabs Have Good Eyesight?
One of the most striking physical features of hermit crabs is their eyes. Invariably bright and round, the eyes are unmistakable. However, the size and prominence of the eyes don’t […]
How Do You Get Your Hermit Crab To Trust You?
It’s only natural that you’d want to build a bond with your hermit crab. However, it’s not an easy process, as hermit crabs aren’t hard-wired to trust humans. Instead, it […]
Do Hermit Crabs Need Sponges?
When creating a habitat for hermit crabs, substrate, hiding places, climbing apparatus, and bathing water are all non-negotiables. However, sponges are an extra that you may wish to add to […]
Where Do Hermit Crabs Get Their Shells?
Hermit crabs aren’t born with shells, so they must be acquired from other animals. Size, durability, scent, and mobility are among the many important criteria that hermit crabs look for […]
What Does Hermit Crab Chirping Mean?
While few animals are truly silent, hermit crabs are close. The noise made by hermit crabs is called stridulation, which is a cross between a chirping cricket and a croaking […]
Is My Hermit Crab Male Or Female? (Sexing Hermit Crabs)
The first thing we do when getting a hermit crab is to give it a name, so you need to know how to tell if a hermit crab is male […]