Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

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Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by Crab2233 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:55 pm

What are some of hermit crabs favorite animal protein foods? Thankyou f:

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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:51 pm

Plankton, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster :)
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Post by Crab2233 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:01 pm

Thankyou!(:(:

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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by wodesorel » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:01 am

I always liked the turtle mixes that are dried crickets, shrimp and mealworms. My crabs go nuts over it, and it gives a good selection in one purchase.

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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by Happyhermiehome » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Raw salmon, dried krill and boiled chicken seem to get eaten the most in my tank lately.
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Post by wolfnipplechips » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:17 am

Mine go nuts for raw fish most of the time. They also enjoyed squirrel recently. :shock:
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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:59 am

wolfnipplechips wrote:Mine go nuts for raw fish most of the time. They also enjoyed squirrel recently. :shock:
Was the squirrel raw, dehydrated or cooked? Just curious...
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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by DaJimmer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:23 pm

Lol mighty fine vittles dat squirrel.
Im gonna guess GB recommends cooked or dehydrated squirrel? How DO you like your squirrel GB? :lol:
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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:20 am

Octopus, dehydrated duck wing (with tendons, bone, skin), bloodworms, any animal dried & powdered, and greasy dried halibut with skin.

Edit - re: squirrel - muscle, skin, organs? Fur?? So curious.

My dad says squirrels aren't good eating. But he doesn't like roti or sushi, so I don't trust any of his gastronomic advice.
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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by wolfnipplechips » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:32 pm

Gave them a couple skinned back legs, raw, bone and all. They fought over them and drug them off. Never saw any leftovers.
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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by DaJimmer » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:41 pm

:lol: hey howd you get that squirrel wolf nipple?
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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by Just Jay » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:32 pm

My crabs arent crazy over fish. They will eat it but usually lasts awhile. They really like red meat. Pork is a favorite over all and turkey oddly enough.

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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:04 pm

Goose was big with mine last Christmas, but at the time I had two. I also don't see much interest in raw or cooked fish - dried, and fish oils (i.e. salmon, cod liver) are attacked usually.
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Post by DaJimmer » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:53 pm

My animal protein so far has been fish. tuna sea bass shell on shrimp and whole pulverized oyster. I still haven't seen much of them at all and I'm learning about them everyday but I think they have been preferring Flora over fauna. Maybe I will change to a red meat and see how they like it.
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Re: Hermit Crabs Favorite Animal Protein

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:18 pm

DaJimmer wrote:My animal protein so far has been fish. tuna sea bass shell on shrimp and whole pulverized oyster. I still haven't seen much of them at all and I'm learning about them everyday but I think they have been preferring Flora over fauna. Maybe I will change to a red meat and see how they like it.
The path of experience leads to the tower of wisdom.... keep experimenting, and don't give up entirely on something they seem disinterested in right now: they may like it at some other point in time.

Moult cycles can have an effect on food preferences.

Edit - the humidity of their environment also plays a part in their appetites insofar as higher humidity facilitates their sense of smell, which they use to find fuds. Just an info-tidbit.
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