Question by  arul (12)

What are the necessities for hermit crab's?

I have a new hermit crab and would like to know the basic necessities.


Answer by  lizcro326 (201)

You should have some type of aquarium filled with sand deep enough for the crab to burrow, but not so deep as to negate the effects of the tank heater. The tank should be no less than 72 degrees with humidity of 70% or higher. Of course, food and water.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

They require dry land (divide it sand and gravel - not mixed). Water is necessary, but if the dish is too deep they will drowned. Try a shallow dish with a sponge, water level barely over the sponge. Ensure many sized shells for if it grows and needs to switch.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

De-chlorinized and salty water, a shallow water dish, a shallow food dish and stuff to climb on. That should make for a happy crab.

posted by Anonymous
Everthing that everyone else has said, but make sure water is dechlorinated, and salt water is NOT made with table salt. Also, make sure they can't escape with the help from their climbing toys!  add a comment

Answer by  daisygirl (114)

They need a glass aqarium or terrarium with a lid, a gauge to check the humidity & tempature, extra cells, fresh food and dechlorinated water, saltwater and bowl.

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