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land hermit crab

Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by smudge2uk, Jan 1, 2008.


  1. smudge2uk

    smudge2uk PetForums Newbie

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    ive just bought 2 small land hermit crabs and they are really cool. i know the basics of them but was just wondering if anyone has had experience with them too?
     
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    very unsual pet you got
    your have to put some pic's on
     
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    yes would love to see pics
     
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    smudge2uk PetForums Newbie

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    will do soon they are very small and shy at the moment. they are very popular pets in the uk at the mo.
     
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    not seen them in the shops
    do you have to have a heated viv????? what you they eat???
    sound interesting
     
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    yes I would like to know more, I have never had that type of pet b4
     
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    smudge2uk PetForums Newbie

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    mine are in a medium size plastic tank with a small heat mat. ive got crushed coral as a substrate but u can use sand. they eat special crab pellets, fish food and most fruit and veg(well they eat anything).
    ive got a small "pool" for them to drink wash in and to keep up the humidity.
    they are cool they are really active at nite and sometimes make a squeaking sound at each other.
     
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    I didnt realise they made a squeaking sound I'm going to look them up on the internet, they seem very interesting, look forword to seeing some pis when you can.:)
     
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    they do sound very interesting
    thanks for sharing
    look forward to seeing some pic's
     
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    ive googled these crab's they look so cool and fun
    might get some
    they have other land crabs as well like the ones that bury themselfs in the sand
     
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    unusal seen them on wildlife programmes
     
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    oh spoil sport go on, get her some

    by the way t jay they say you should reallyhave 2 they like company
     
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    smudge2uk PetForums Newbie

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    a few pics of my hermit crabs, they are not that good as they are still so small.
     

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    oh there great thank for showing us
     
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    PMSL :eek: I should hope not :D
     
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    HAHAHA :D i'm suprised the rest did'nt get it lol, it stuck out like i sore thumb when i read it rofl.
     
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    Did you get them from pet's at home?? ::D
     
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    smudge2uk PetForums Newbie

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    no i got them from a new aquatic and reptile centre that has opened in my area but i have seen them at pets at home but they are 12 quid each which think is quite expensive and the ones i saw the shells were broken and dull
     
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    Thank you very much for sharing this information. :)
     
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    hiya, ive got 3 medium sized land hermit crabs and 1 large one.
    They are very shy, but look soo cool.
    Bought them from Pets at Home 2 for £5 which is great value for money.
    Easy to look after, great for children as no fur!!!
    Don't need a great deal of space, a 12"x12" tank can house up to 2 crabs. We have a 30"x12"x15" glass tank and they have loads of room for exercise and climbing. They love to climb so bog wood is great which you can get from pet shops or even tree bark would do.
     
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