Last Minute Care

This is the place to post if you have questions and aren't sure where to ask them! If it relates to one of the sections below, please post there instead.
Post Reply

Topic author
Theresa Howard
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Last Minute Care

Post by Theresa Howard » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:34 pm

Hello! I will be picking up 3 hermit crabs tomorrow. I haven't cared for hermit crabs yet, however, I have done lots and lots of research on them. I'm super excited but also a little nervous. I will be traveling a little over two hours to bring them home. They are coming with their entire tank and supplies. I have a few questions if someone would like to take the time to answer them I would really appreciate it.
1. How can I keep them stress free while traveling?
2. Where is the best place to buy good shells?
3. Should I be feeding the same veggies and fruits she has been?
4. Should the tank be placed in a certain spot in the room? (ex. away from doors or windows)
5.They are in a 40 gallon tank. Later on down the road could I add a few more crabs to the tank? If so how many?
If you have any other important information or good products please let me know. Thank you in advance!!

User avatar

curlysister
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2152
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:54 pm
Location: Manitoba, Canada

Re: Last Minute Care

Post by curlysister » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:03 pm

Welcome to crabbing!

Hello! I will be picking up 3 hermit crabs tomorrow. I haven't cared for hermit crabs yet, however, I have done lots and lots of research on them. I'm super excited but also a little nervous. I will be traveling a little over two hours to bring them home. They are coming with their entire tank and supplies. I have a few questions if someone would like to take the time to answer them I would really appreciate it.
1. How can I keep them stress free while traveling?
Curly - many people will use a small container with some moss or something to keep the humidity up while travelling home. I presume it's summer where you are, so you won't have to worry about heat, just be sure to vent the container a few times during the drive so it doesn't get too hot.

2. Where is the best place to buy good shells?
Curly - Check out MotorCrab's fabulous shopping guide:

viewtopic.php?f=122&t=119315&start=30

3. Should I be feeding the same veggies and fruits she has been?
Curly - Unlike some pets, you don't have to have a gradual change to new foods. So just have a look at the nutrition guide and give a balanced diet right from the start.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=92554

4. Should the tank be placed in a certain spot in the room? (ex. away from doors or windows)
Curly - Indirect light is best, so not where the sun will hit it.

5.They are in a 40 gallon tank. Later on down the road could I add a few more crabs to the tank? If so how many?
Curly - Depending on the size of the crabs, you probably can add more. Check out the tank size/ crab size/ numer guide:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92541

If you have any other important information or good products please let me know. Thank you in advance!!

Link to all the care guides:
viewforum.php?f=120
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers

Post Reply