New York City, NY ~ 1 crab needing a home

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New York City, NY ~ 1 crab needing a home

Post by cford725 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:24 am

Hi, I have a hermit crab that needs a home. His buddy didn't make it through molting and now he's alone and really needs some friends. He's been well taken care of but I really would like him to be with other crabs and I'm not in a position to bring in more.

The Story:
I did not intend to be a hermit crab parent, but one day I was biking along the hudson river in Sept. We stopped by the river and sat down. A little smiley faced shell crawled up to me. Someone had abandoned him. I brought him home for my ten year old. I couldn't just leave him there as I knew he wouldn't make it there so I brought him home figuring how hard could taking care of a hermit crab be? I was surprised to find out, hermit crabs aren't really hermits. So I invested in some equipment and went out and bought him a friend. He had a good year with us but the poor thing was probably too traumatized and he didn't make it through molting. So then his friend was alone. So I went out and got this crab to keep the friend company. Now after several molts and a few years his friend did not make it through this molt. So now he's alone. The choice is either bringing home another friend for him or finding him a good loving home. I travel alot and will be doing more so in the next few years, and my teenager is not all that interested in taking care of pet really. So I don't feel right bringing in another creature in the house.

He's always been well taken care of and fed and water was always conditioned. Sand changed regularly and plenty of things to crawl on. He's just lonely and I'd love to find someone who would like to add a lonely crab in with their crab family. Please email me at cford725 at if you are interested. If you live in the NYC area I would be happy to bring him by, or ship him. I'd have to research best ways to ship a crab. I mostly just want to make sure he's going to a good home. He deserves it. Thanks.

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Re: New York City, NY ~ 1 crab needing a home

Post by Ok9ada » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:41 pm

Hi! I live in southern Ontario, Canada. Just across the border.

I’ll take your fella, if he can be mailed to me.

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Re: New York City, NY ~ 1 crab needing a home

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:03 pm

I might be taking some from out that way this summer. If you still have him then, I will take him.

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Re: New York City, NY ~ 1 crab needing a home

Post by Brittney.lynn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:32 am


Did someone already take this crab?

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