How do I care for my hermit crab?

Answer Hermit crabs are a water-dwelling crustacean with soft, exposed abdomens. They find protection in abandoned shells, which they climb inside, leaving their legs and heads exposed. They carry this sh... Read More »

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How do I know when a hermit crab is going to have a baby hermit crab?

Check for EggsLift and turn over your female hermit crab so its shell rests in your palm, and you can see its exposed underbelly. Check the left side of its abdomen for thousands of tiny red eggs,... Read More »

How do I care for a hermit crab?

Feeding and WateringProvide your water hermit crab with a variety of foods, including unseasoned raw meat and fresh fruits and vegetables. Also place both salt water and dechlorinated fresh water i... Read More »

How do i care for a molting hermit crab?

Isolation TankPrepare an isolation tank to protect the molting crab from harm, especially if you have other crabs in the regular tank. Add 6 inches of fine sand--play sand is a good choice--to the ... Read More »

How do i care for hermit crab eggs?

Natural HabitatsCreate a habitat that mimics the sand touched by the tides of the ocean, suggests Hermit Crabs Home. If a large, saltwater tank is too big for the house, an outdoor pond is also acc... Read More »