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Q: how much are hermit crabs and supplies

August 16, 2009 | By Anonymous | 7 answers | Expired: 1946 days ago

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help i want one

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Sjp2762
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Aug 18, 2009

First of all, how old are you? Hermit crabs are easily known as disposible pets but taken care of correctly they live a very long time. They are not ment to be "played" with. They have modified gills and need warm moist air to survive. It is recomended to only take them out for about 15 min a day and thats only if you have too. It stresses them out. Getting started cost the most. The food is easy. The tank and heater will set you back a bit. Purple pinchers are the easiest too keep and the cheapest. (The ones with the big purple claw) I suggest you take a look at www. landhermitcrabs.com before you get any crabs. They are really helpful and will answer all your questions. They are crab crazy!!! And they have a list of things you need to get started. We have had our crabbies almost a year now and I really do enjoy them. Yes they can be boring but I did get to see a shell change and it was worth the wait!!! Good luck! P.S. No painted shells!!! They are bad for the crabs!!!

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Patricia  C.
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Aug 21, 2009

Usually at the beach the Hermit crab is free with the purchase of the cage. That of course varies according to the size.

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zoe g.
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Aug 16, 2009

Hermit crabs are boring. they hardly move and make alot of noise at night. though if you get one hermie you need two. hermit crabs thirive in the company of others. (edleast... I've gotten very far with that technique. some people don't agree. thats what my parents told me anyway.) hermit crabs won't break the bill, because they are not expensive. Because hermit crabs are small, and enexpensive.. does not mean you can toss them out of your home when you get tired of them. I recomend the book, quick and easy hermit crab care.
good luck!

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