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rescues

Post by 4x4bre » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:46 pm

I rescued 2 hermit crabs from someone who was not properly taking care.of.them. they were giving them chlorinated water. Had no regulation for the humidity. Was at 40 when I got them and there sand and coco fiber was completely dry. I know that these can permanently hurt them, but will they still live a long life?


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Re: rescues

Post by 4x4bre » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:56 pm

4x4bre wrote:I rescued 2 hermit crabs from someone who was not properly taking care.of.them. they were giving them chlorinated water. Had no regulation for the humidity. Was at 40 when I got them and there sand and coco fiber was completely dry. I know that these can permanently hurt them, but will they still live a long life?
Oh and after I got the humidity up they almost instantly became active.

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Re: rescues

Post by YYWW » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:03 pm

I have read about wire caged hermits that lived for 2-8 years. I think your rescues can still be saved. I'm sure they're more comfortable at the very least.


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Re: rescues

Post by Drakezilla » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:55 am

I was in a similar situation with mine -- friend's birthday gift from a mall kiosk, kept for about 2 weeks then given to me. Deplorable conditions, the whole critter keeper painted shells thing with a sponge and pellet food, no substrate...

He's now about twelve years old -- I'm pretty sure he's going in my will. :lol:
It honestly depends on the crab, I think. As long as you're keeping up the conditions and letting them de-stress they should fall into a normal routine and be fine! As delicate as they can be, they can also be just as tough! :cheer:
Good luck to the poor babies -- Fingers crossed!
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Re: rescues

Post by wodesorel » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:12 am

You're looking at normal Post Purchase Syndrome risks, even though they were rescued. If they get through that first molt with you, they should be fine for years and years. :)
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