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Broken Shell! What To Do?

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:50 pm
by Foxy
One of my hermit crabs has a broken shell, you can see his squishy body through it and he gets his eco-earth bedding in there & it's really worrying me. I've put other shells in there for him to change into but so far he's just sticking with his broken home - ugh!! I want to get him out of there, the hole scares me & I'm afraid he'll cut himself and get a terrible infection or something.

Has anyone ever seen this? Is it even safe for him to stay in it anymore? I hate picking him up now, as I'm so afraid to accidentally touch/injure his delicate bits :crybaby:

Re: Broken Shell! What To Do?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am
by Foxy
Please guys, help?

Re: Broken Shell! What To Do?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:18 pm
by wodesorel
I've had Es with holey shells. They change when they want to change and no sooner. Make sure the shells you're offering are the right type, if you post a picture we can double check for you!

Re: Broken Shell! What To Do?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 pm
by aussieJJDude
wodesorel wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:18 pm
I've had Es with holey shells. They change when they want to change and no sooner. Make sure the shells you're offering are the right type, if you post a picture we can double check for you!
Another good tip is to offer shells similar to the one that he is wearing, whereas he is more likely to change.