Crab takes food from bowl

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Crab takes food from bowl

Post by Julsie » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:07 am

Typically all of my crabs do fine and eat together in a pair or group whenever I add fresh food because they all swarm in at the same time. I did notice tonight that one of my jumbos sneakily crawled up behind another jumbo and into the food bowl only to snatch up a large tomato peeling and exit quickly out of the bowl to eat it some place else. Is that normal or he’s just being odd and might prefer to eat alone?


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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:38 am

Some of our crabs do that every once in a while. That's how our one rescue Mr. Fishyhead got his game! It's perfectly normal, they just don't want to share!

That's why you should try and spot clean the crabitat every few days. Spot cleaning helps reduce bad smells, mold, and other issues from carried off food.
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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:28 am

My crabs have an order that they eat :) Occasionally one will take something and run off.
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:16 am

I saw one of my crabs once, stuff food inside his shell for later.
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