CO, UT, NV Adopters

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CO, UT, NV Adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:26 am

Colorado, Utah and Nevada 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: CO, UT, NV Adopters

Post by vitsvan » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:03 am



I was trying to addd to my tank but now I'm trying to find a home for my last hermie. I have had him for about 9 years. His tank mates all passed on to crab heaven and when I've tried to introduce a new crab friend, he attacks it. My theory is that I do not have a large enough tank and he feels too threatened. I would like for someone with a larger tank and more patience than I current can dedicate right now to adopt him. Are you interested? I am in west Denver metro area. I can give you hermie shells that I've collected over the years too.

I tried to delete the post I had here offering to adopt, but I wasn't able to delete it, so I edited it instead. If a moderator is able to help out with this technical detail, that would be great.


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Re: CO, UT, NV Adopters

Post by Astridsky » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:16 pm


:crabbigsmile: HI,
I live in the Denver CO area and I would love to adopt some new kiddos. I am willing to travel about 2 hours. I am currently upgrading to a 75 gal tank and I have three pp crabs. I have been caring for them for 5 years, with many successful molts! I have wanted more but didn't want to shop at the pet stores. Thanks. I have pictures but not quite sure how to upload them. But I can email them if interested.

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Re: CO, UT, NV Adopters

Post by JackieRX7 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:37 pm

Parker, CO

I recently set up a 75 gallon tank for my Hermies. I am looking to add a few friends for my 4. The new tank has a large molting pit, lots of things to climb, fresh fruits and veggies, a calcium pit, large fresh water and salt water pools for soaking, a shell pit. Two under tank heaters and a a bubbler to keep the humidity up. They live in a heated room that is dedicated to critters needing a warmer climate.

Willing to drive up to 70 miles in any direction!

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Re: CO, UT, NV Adopters

Post by Suz » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:57 pm

Colorado Springs, CO

Willing to travel between Monument and Pueblo.

Coming up on 2 years of owning hermit crabs, started with 2 that my stepdaughters "won" at school. Rescued 3 additional off of craigslist over the last year. I'm up to a total of 5 and they range from micro to medium sized. 3 PP and 2 Eccies.

I have a 55 gallon tank with 2 hanging (real) coconut hides and various ground level hides made from coconuts, moss pit, both water pools, walkways and plants, tons of natural shells, nightlight lamps, cholla wood, tons of fresh raw/cooked food, no pellets. Blend of sand and coconut for substrate.

No judgment here as to why you need to rehome them, happy to help.

Checking in again!

LAST UPDATED: 4/5/2020
Added 2 more adoptions from Highlands Ranch Area. Also upgraded the tank again to a larger model with more room!
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Re: CO, UT, NV Adopters

Post by ErikRasmussen » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:16 pm


Howdy, I live in Salt Lake City Utah. I have a big 125g and I'm looking for some exotics. I may be willing to take PPs or Es though. :)

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