Why is my hermit crab out of its shell?

Answer Land hermit crabs do not grow their own shells; instead, they inhabit discarded shells from other species such as snails. Hermit crabs in captivity need shells not only for protection against other... Read More »

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What Does It Mean When My Hermit Crab's Shell Chips?

Though hermit crabs are great low-maintenance pets, they sometimes have health issues that owners should be aware of. Hermit crabs have soft bellies, and they rely on the empty shells of other crea... Read More »

Why My Hermit Crab Is Eating a Shell?

The hermit crab is more of a squatter than a hermit---he changes his shell on a whim and loves to socialize. He's also more closely related to a lobster than an actual crab. Hermit crabs make good ... Read More »

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 to Make a Hermit Hut From a Coconut Shell?

Hermit crabs take shelter in their shell when they sleep, but that does not mean they would not enjoy a little extra shelter. That is why many pet shops offer hermit huts for sale. A hermit hut is ... Read More »