Where to buy crabs

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Where to buy crabs

Post by hermitsrus1966 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:28 am

I have been dying to get 1 or two of a species other than PPs. I love PPs but it would be breath taking to actually have another species, I always stare in awe at everyone elses pictures of strawberrys, brevis, aussies, etc. Its not fair, lol. I have been watching the adoption page on here for a year and have tried multiple times but I am either not close enough or the person just doesn't respond. Just wondering where everyone else got their exotics?

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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:40 pm

They are very difficult to find. Most pet store will get shipments of E's and they have no idea they are a different species. A family run store near us will randomly get a shipment of E's once a year. They were upset because they ordered "fancy" crabs in painted shells and got E's in natural shells instead. They didn't have a clue.

The exotics are really hard to find since they are purchased and shipped from overseas. It's really tough to say what stores will have them, I doubt big chains like PetSmart or Petco.

Adopting them is a lot more difficult since they are in higher demand than PP's or E's. I managed to rescue one Strawberry on here about two years ago. About an hour away too.
Riniky managed to rescue some Violas and Strawberries as well. I don't think she found them on here.
They do come up from time to time, you just have to be lucky.
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