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Hello!!!

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:22 pm

:crabbigsmile: Hi I'm new to hermit crabs and I have a few questions.
1. I am looking for ways to save money on hermit crabs,PLEASE share ways!!!
2. I will be getting my first 3 hermit crabs off of Craigslist, I will (hopefully) be starting off my colony in a 20 gallon long. Is this good for 3 small\medium crabbies?? :|
3. The Crabs are in really bad conditions in the add, Would I use the PPDS method??
Thanks, Stay safe and healthy!! :D :P :crabbigsmile:
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Re: Hello!!!

Post by asiankanye » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:27 pm

Welcome! For decorations, you could find safe wood in your backyard. Make sure no pesticides or spray has ever been used on the wood, and also bake or boil before adding into your enclosure. Please do not buy online. Especially from Craigslist. Your hermit crabs will most likely die while shipping or die soon after arriving because of stress.


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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm

I think you misunderstood me I meant to say that I was rescuing crabs from Craigslist, I would NEVER buy hermit crabs online!!!!
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Re: Hello!!!

Post by 22pony22 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm

The number one way to save money is not to buy anything with a photo of a hermit crab (or says hermit crab) on it.


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Re: Hello!!!

Post by asiankanye » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:36 pm

isn’t getting hermit crabs from craigslist... buying them from online?


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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:37 pm

Yes but I would only go and pick them up I would never ship them to me!!! Sorry for the confusion☺☺☺
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RIP Thimble the best hamster ever, I miss you!!!
Love you Lola, Reynie, and Piper,
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Post by asiankanye » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:38 pm

Ok, sorry. Like i said on your other questions, please read through the care sheets.


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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:40 pm

I've already done soooooooo much reaserch on hermit crab care!!! But there can never be to much reaserch on hermit crabs!!☺☺☺
I love all animals no mater what!!!!!
RIP Thimble the best hamster ever, I miss you!!!
Love you Lola, Reynie, and Piper,
Pets: 2 dogs, 3 hermit crabs, 1 hamster

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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:54 pm

22pony22 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm
The number one way to save money is not to buy anything with a photo of a hermit crab (or says hermit crab) on it.


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Thanks me and my mom where looking at hermit crab supplies and she was like "what about this hermit crab sand, it says its for hermit crabs" and I am like NOOOOO that will kill them :crabbigsmile:
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:28 pm

You can get plastic plants at the dollar store. And plastic containers for the pools. Make sure they have plenty of calcium and protein. Honey is a great energy food. And welcome!
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Re: Hello!!!

Post by curlysister » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:43 pm

1. I am looking for ways to save money on hermit crabs,PLEASE share ways!!!

Check dollar stores for decor, etc.
Hardware store for play sand.
Crabs can eat many of the same foods that we eat - as long as no additives, preservatives, etc.
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2. I will be getting my first 3 hermit crabs off of Craigslist, I will (hopefully) be starting off my colony in a 20 gallon long. Is this good for 3 small\medium crabbies?? :|

You asked this in another thread, I provided the link to the size care sheet.

3. The Crabs are in really bad conditions in the add, Would I use the PPDS method??

The HCA does not have a PPSD method. If you are getting three crabs at the same time, you can put them into a tank with proper conditions right away.
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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:20 pm

Thank you!!!! Will do!!
I love all animals no mater what!!!!!
RIP Thimble the best hamster ever, I miss you!!!
Love you Lola, Reynie, and Piper,
Pets: 2 dogs, 3 hermit crabs, 1 hamster

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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:36 pm

Thanks for all the great advice And as soon as we are out of quarantine I will go to the dollar tree!!!
I love all animals no mater what!!!!!
RIP Thimble the best hamster ever, I miss you!!!
Love you Lola, Reynie, and Piper,
Pets: 2 dogs, 3 hermit crabs, 1 hamster

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