No Sounds At All

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No Sounds At All

Post by melina » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:29 pm

My crabs don't make any sounds at all. I've had them since August and have never heard a thing, even late at night. Is this normal?

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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by AutumnHermie » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:55 pm

Not sounds is actually good! The most common reason a crab chirps is to signal a fight, or if it is stressed or intimidated.
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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by kornchaser » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:07 am

Do you mean sounds from activity like clunking about? If so, have you seen them out and about recently day or night?


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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by melina » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:55 am

No I mean clicks/chirps. They definitely clunk around! :) thanks for the help guys, good to know no sounds is a good thing!


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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by cewilson1006 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:51 pm

I flipped on the overhead light in the room where the tank is once and got a very loud, disgruntled chirp from Comet, my most social/active crab. He basically yelled "Hey! Turn out the lights!". I flipped the light back off and laughed to myself for a good 5 minutes that I'd basically been told off by a crab. :lol:

If you hold their shell close to your ear when you pick them up and they've clammed up, you can usually hear a gritty sort of complaining which is what happens when I have to relocate Hermie, my grump, for tank cleanings.

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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by shanedaman112 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:08 pm

I've never heard by current batch make any sound. Had them for 2 ish years. Our first two chirped a few times. Probably because I had no idea what I was doing, so I was a bad caretaker back then. Even though it's not something to celebrate, It's always cool to hear them chirp anyways :roll:
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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by CrazyCrab12 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:54 pm

3 of mine, i adopted from a friend who said they Chirped ALL THE TIME. She even sent me recordings of them, but as soon as i added them to my tank, they never made a peep. I've never heard a crab chirp in real life.
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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by Candie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:16 pm

A few days after I brought a crab home he chirped once and that's was it, candie my other crab makes that grumpy gritty sound when ever I have to move her for somthing, other than that mine are quiet, guess that's good [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by CrazyCrab12 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:25 pm

I've never heard any of my crabs chirp, i adopted 3 of them from a friend who showed video proof of them chirping all the time in her crabitat, but i've never heard them make a peep, i guess they are happier at my house lol
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Re: No Sounds At All

Post by CrazyCrab12 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:26 pm

oops sorry, didn't realize i already posted on this thread lol
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