How does a hermit crab breathe?

Answer Hermit crabs are small, intelligent and relatively social. These aspects, and their adaptability, have made them popular as pets in home aquariums.TypesHermit crabs come in two basic types: land he... 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 many legs does a hermit crab have?

Hermit crabs have five pairs of jointed legs, for a total of 10 legs. The two front legs have large claws (called pincers or chelipeds), while the back legs are small.Source:Pet Place: Choosing a H... Read More »

What does it mean when my hermit crab chirps?

When a hermit crab chirps, it simply indicates it's moving. According to, scientists believe that this chirping sound is actually a crab's body parts rubbing together and against i... Read More »

How to Buy a Pet Hermit Crab?

Go to your local pet store and go to the hermit crab part of the store. Ask if they will dip them in the water to wake them up and put then on the get a crab that is up and going do not get lazy cr... Read More »