New adopter with lonely crab.

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New adopter with lonely crab.

Post by Wrendictive » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:44 pm

I am a new crab keeper. A week ago, I had no plans to have new pets, but then I went to visit my mother and found two crabs abandoned by my niece at grandma's house. They were in a small critter keeper and not doing well. Sadly, despite my best efforts, one of them did not make it. :(

I've done my best for the other. I set up a habitat for in a 55-gal aquarium with sand/coco bedding, fresh and salt water pools, multiple hides, and ropes for climbing. I've been feeding fresh fruit and vegetables, blood worms, and scrambled eggs. I have new shells on the way and I plan to set up a moss pit. The little guy seems to be doing much better, but I'm concerned that he no longer has a friend.

I would like to adopt rather than support the trade in wild-caught crabs, but that might take some time. I'm concerned that being alone have negative effects. Will it be all right on its own or should I buy another?


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Re: New adopter with lonely crab.

Post by DUDE » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:09 am

you can check out the adoptions page on this forum for adoptions at http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... m.php?f=13 and maybe you'll find someone thats in your area
I personally think that its ok to leave the crab alone for the time being while you find an adopter


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Re: New adopter with lonely crab.

Post by Wrendictive » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 pm

Thanks! That makes me feel a little better.

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Re: New adopter with lonely crab.

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:25 pm

Hello! Like mentioned above, please list your name on our Local Adopter's page, and also scroll through the Crabs looking for homes board :) Hopefully you will have some luck! You can also check out our Facebook page, and Craigslist in your area. Some people list on there instead of here :)
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Re: New adopter with lonely crab.

Post by Wrendictive » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:44 am

Thanks! I posted a reply under my state on the adopter's board. Is that the right place?

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Re: New adopter with lonely crab.

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:13 pm

Wrendictive wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:44 am
Thanks! I posted a reply under my state on the adopter's board. Is that the right place?
Yw! Yes :)
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