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Canadian adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:46 am

Canadian Adoptions
If you are looking to adopt hermit crabs, please make a small “want ad” here!

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[For Members Who Wish To Adopt:]

You must include your general location and how far you are willing to travel. If you are willing to pay for shipping, that would be a good thing to know as well. You should write about your experience with hermit crabs, your enclosure, and anything else you think an owner looking to rehome should know so that they choose you as their crabs’ new home. Remember to list how you would like owners and the Adoption Coordinator to contact you if PMs are not your first choice. Thank you!
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Please PM the HCA Adoptions account if you are interested in a listed adoption or have questions about our adoption program.

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by gunstreet.girl » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:40 am


Hiya! Located in Gatineau, QC (just across the bridge from downtown Ottawa). Currently have 6-8 small to extra large PP dudes living in a 55G ExoTerra +24G topper, all rescues/surrenders taken in over the last 8 or so years.

Willing to take in small/medium hermies locally (currently without a vehicle, but willing to rent a car to travel a bit if it's a desperate situation).

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:49 pm


I've kept PPs for a little over a year now.

If you're nearby and need to rehome your crabs ASAP, PM me. I have 8 crabs (all secondhand crabs) in a 90 gal currently & can set up a 20 gal (short term housing) quickly for needy crabs.

I don't have a vehicle at my disposal, so I'm limited to places accessible via the glorious TTC (i.e. Scarborough, N. York & Etobicoke are doable... but Vaughn or deep Mississauga are harder for me to get to, and you'd have to meet me half way.)

If I can't keep them myself longterm, I may be able to help find someone who can.

PM any questions about tank setup & cetera.


Ps - sadly, I can not take in marine hermits - I don't have the equipment for a saltwater set up. :(

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by Teddscau » Sun May 13, 2018 8:11 pm



I'm willing to drive at least two hours to pick up hermit crabs. I'm looking to adopt marine (aquatic) hermit crabs (scarlet, blue legged, Halloween, zebra, etc.). I have a 90g, predator-free reef tank. I currently have 5 scarlet hermit crabs and a Halloween hermit crab. They're all extremely peaceful. I have a number of spare shells in the tank, and I also provide them with food (not just leftover scraps). The tank is fully mature, and I've kept terrestrial hermit crabs for two years now. Please PM me :).

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by cencus121 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:44 am


I live in Calgary AB and I'm willing to travel is far as Aridrie how ever I my travel further if needed. I'm also willing to pay for shipping as well if needed.

All sizes and quantities of land hermit crabs are welcome. (including any sick or injured crabs)
I have a 120 gallon tank with a foot of substrate, deep pools, tons of climbing and hiding places, all environmental needs are accounted for. I've been caring for these guys for a little over two years now.
I do use some live plants however I have made sure that they are crab safe.

If you have any questions, concerns or matters involving please adoption please contact me at cencus121 at and I will Respond as soon as possible

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by hermionethecrab » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:07 am



In Montreal, could travel to pick up a crab. Looking to adopt another crab. Around 1.5 yrs experience with them.


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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by nobodystentacle » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 pm


hey i live in langley,bc im looking for ruggies but any that arent pp are welcome. cant travel very far as i have no car but can pay shipping

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by curlysister » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 pm


How Far Can You Travel?:
Within Southwestern Manitoba, possibly to Winnipeg and surrounding area, depending on the time of year

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species:
55 gallon tank, have two crabs, both PP's

How Long Have You Been Crabbing?:
Almost 9 years

What You Are Able to Adopt?:
Other PP's

I Would Like to Be Contacted via Email or PM:
PM on this site please

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by Scarletfire » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:07 pm


How Far Can You Travel?: 100 km (farther if there is urgency)

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 50 gallons currently 8, and 100 gallons almost ready.

How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: I started researching and building my crabitat since Apr 2019

What You Are Able to Adopt?: Any right now, preferably smaller.

I Would Like to Be Contacted via Email or PM: PM on this site please. I check the forum regularly through Tapatalk

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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by 22pony22 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:46 pm


Location (nearest large city, state, country): London, Ontario
How Far Can You Travel?: Prefer within my city.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: I have one 10 gallon tank. I currently have one crab that's not doing well :(. Purple Pincher
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: August 2019
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Purple Pinchers
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Re: Canadian adopters

Post by Hermielover121 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:33 am


I am not willing to travel very far only about 40 min.

I have two pps in a 20 gallon but I am setting up a custom 69 gallon that would house any new hermit crabs I get.

I would want only one or two and preferably not pp but I will take any if needed.

I have been crabbing since January 2020 but I have been doing A LOT of research and have got great care.

I would like to be contacted by-PM

LAST UPDATE: 06/09/2020

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