OR, WA, ID, ND, SD, WY, MT, NE Adopters

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OR, WA, ID, ND, SD, WY, MT, NE Adopters

Post by HCA Adoptions » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:53 am

North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana Adoptions
If you are looking to adopt hermit crabs, please make a small “want ad” here!

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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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Re: OR, WA, ID, ND, SD, WY, MT, NE Adopters

Post by Persea » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:28 pm


How Far Can You Travel?: Depends on the timing - I’d be willing to go up to Olympia, if it's winter, and I regularly go down to the Portland, OR area. Talk with me and I’ll meet you halfway. If it's summer I'd spring for shipping instead, I've had good success shipping crabs in the past.
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 55 gallon with a medium wide ExoTerra topper. I have 6 PPs and 2 Es, a whole range of size from "really small" to "just shy of jumbo". I also have a 29 gallon set up mostly for isopods, but it has everything needed to house some crabs.
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: ~2 years or so?
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Anybody smaller than a jumbo! I just don’t have the shells or pools set up for someone so big. Right now I'm not looking for too many more, but in case of emergency rehoming, I'm willing to move my isopods for crabs.
I Would Like to Be Contacted By Email, preferably! percy[dot]k[dot]atwell[at]gmail[dot]com

Feel free to talk to me beforehand, I’ll gladly give up-to-date tank photos/general meal schedule/other info.

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Re: OR, WA, ID, ND, SD, WY, MT, NE Adopters

Post by sarsarbabydaprincess » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:00 pm


looking to adopt any crabs available in the Nebraska area.

How Far Can You Travel?: Up to 2 hours
Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs: 30 gallon, 5 crabs from nickel to ping pong size.
How Long Have You Been Crabbing?: Just over a year
What You Are Able to Adopt?: Any crabs similar to the size of my current ones
I Would Like to Be Contacted By PM

Thank you!

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Re: OR, WA, ID, ND, SD, WY, MT, NE Adopters

Post by NYhermit86 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:56 am


My name is Adam and I reside in central Oregon. I really love animals of all sorts and thankfully have the extra space to house different species. At the moment I have Indo 3 Tree Frogs, A Pac Man Frog & 6 Hermit crabs. It's a passion of mine to rescue or take in any animal in need of a home. I recently relocated to a 10 acre house and have spent this last summer investing in everything you can think of when it comes to owning a pet. I finally have my setup complete and looking to take in any hermit crab in need of re-homing. Any background information would be appreciated so that I can prepare in advance if the hermit crab has any special needs, medical issues or needing separate housing. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Adam B.

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Re: OR, WA, ID, ND, SD, WY, MT, NE Adopters

Post by ZoeyLakey » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:41 pm


My name is Zoey and I live in Bothell, Washington but I am close to Seattle and I can't really go further than Washington to adopt. I can adopt 2 crabs and my tank is 10 gallons with all of the specified requirements such as heating, humidity, substrate, spare shells, ect. My tank is mostly made up of natural things (except the plants, which are fake besides chia seeds that I plan to use as a treat) that I like collecting that have been boiled as to not expose my soon-to-be crabs to harmful bacteria.

I would happily adopt purple pincher crabs but I would also provide a loving home for Ecuadorian crabs as well, as I understand the limit of distance I can travel limits the other options. This will be my second time caring for hermit crabs and I've done all the research I could need and that was why I decided to adopt rather than support a pet store.

The best way to contact me is through email and I hope to hear from you,
zoeycanbewalrus at gmail.com

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