It’s estimated that there are somewhere between 800 and 1000 different species of hermit crabs worldwide. The different species are broken down into two types – land and marine. The […]
Can You Release Hermit Crabs At The Beach?
You may find yourself unable to care for hermit crabs for various reasons. Given that most hermit crabs are sourced from the wild and aren’t born in captivity, this can […]
Why Are Hermit Crabs’ Claws Different Sizes?
While hermit crabs differ from traditional crabs in most respects, they share one defining characteristic – 10 legs, the foremost of which contain prominent claws or chelipeds. One claw of […]
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 […]
What Plants Can I Put in My Hermit Crab Tank?
To beautify a herm crab tank, you can add substrate, little houses, ramps, and plants. Choosing plants will improve the tank’s visual appeal and make hermit crabs feel at home. […]
17 Types of Safe Wood for Hermit Crab Tanks
Hermit crabs often encounter wood when exploring the wild. As explained by the Journal of Crustacean Biology, hermit crabs frequently climb trees, which means the presence of wood in a […]
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 Get a Hermit Crab To Come Out of Its Shell Without Killing It
Hermit crabs got their name due to their reliance on shells. A shell provides essential protection for their soft abdomen, so hermit crabs will only leave their shells when they […]
How To Make Safe Saltwater for Hermit Crabs
Hermit crabs are born in saltwater surroundings, and even terrestrial hermit crabs start life as aquatic zoea evolves into crustaceans. So, all captive hermit crabs need saltwater. To prepare saltwater […]
What Kind of Sand Is Safe for Hermit Crabs?
A tank’s substrate is important to hermit crabs. After all, your pet hermit crabs will spend most of their time on sand or burrowed within it. The bedding must be […]
Can I Keep Hermit Crabs from The Beach?
Beachcombing for shells is fun, but it can come at a cost. The next time you pick up a beautiful shell, it may contain a hermit crab, as they use […]