Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

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Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by HCA Adoptions » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:46 am

This is the thread for any member outside of the United States and Canada who is able to adopt hermit crabs.

If a particular country or region sees a large number of available adopters and adoptees, then posts from that area will be split off and a new thread will be created that will be maintained the same as the States and the Canada thread.
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Please PM the HCA Adoptions account if you are interested in a listed adoption or have questions about our adoption program.

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Post by Nat_addicted to HC's » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:39 pm


I'm in the Barossa Valley, South Australia and will happily adopt unwanted Hermit Crabs.


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Post by Witchy-poos » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:22 am


Hi, I'm in Northwest England & I'm happy to adopt any species. I have a large colony of around 50 Hermies & they have a huge tank!! Please contact me if you need to rehome your Hermies.

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Re: European Adopters

Post by Mel » Mon May 21, 2012 9:36 am


hello :) i am in the midlands in england and i am looking to adopt any large ecuadorians, they have a massive tank waiting with one already in it, hes looking forward to having some friends :)
Contact me either on here or by email melirox at


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Re: Australian adopters

Post by mrsharrison » Tue May 22, 2012 9:45 pm


My name is Rebecca, I'm in NSW between Central Coast and Newcastle and am happy to adopt any hermit crabs looking for new homes.

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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by MustBeThursday » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:38 am


Im from Melbourne, Vic Australia.

I am happy to considor (and most likely agree) to taking more crabs.
Would be ideal if they came with their own tank, but talk to me.


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Looking to adopt/buy hermit crabs in Brisbane QLD!

Post by Skillseyone » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:10 am


Hey my name is Jack, me and my girlfriend just recently bought hermit crabs.. We have 3 small crabs living in a 40 gallon fish tank with about 3 - 4 inches of knitters crumble which is like Eco earth.. We also have some hiding/climbing rocks and toys for them.. We have salt and fresh water air filtered rock pools that are about 2 and a half inches deeps. Also have a good variety of new shells of all different sizes throughout the tank.. We feed them new random foods daily fresh out of our fridge.. We have a thermometer in the tank to keep temperatures good and we have tank only slightly opened to lock in the humidity.. We are using a snake enclosure light on one end of the tank.. So one end is warm and it is cooler through out the tank so crabs can choose wich temperatures they like the most instead of having the same temperature throughout the whole tank.. We don't play with the crabs really at all just look at them through the glass so you know the crabs won't be getting harassed often.

If you are in or near Brisbane region and are looking to get your crabs a new home let me know and I will see if I can help you.

This is only my first post on here but will be posting a lot more.!



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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by JLP » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:50 am


Hi everyone. I live in Otley West Yorkshire and I am happy
to adopt small hermies of any breed in West Yorkshire. I have being a hermie
owner for three whole years. I love keeping hermies. They would be well looked
after and well fed and well cared for.

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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:49 am

Australia, Melbourne

How Far Can You Travel?: Max. 20km

Size of Tanks, Number of Crabs, and Species: 1 tank, around 246L/65G tank, 8 crabs, aussies/Strawberry

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What You Are Able to Adopt?: any crab needing a home - not much choice in Aus

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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by Tarn » Tue May 05, 2015 12:08 am


I am based in Sydney NSW Australia.
If anyone needs to adopt out their crabbies in this area please let me know.


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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by orangeinecrab » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:05 pm


More specifically the north east kind of area and I am looking to adopt anymore crabs if anyone needs them adopting :)

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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by Panthera » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:37 am


In Melbourne area, just starting up my 115 G tank.

Don't feel like supporting those pet shops with less than ideal hermit crab conditions, so would like to adopt instead.

Please email me if anyone has any crabs that need a good home.

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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by NikiT » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:08 pm


Im on the gold coast queensland. Have been a hermit crab owner for a little over 2 years. I have a 4 foot tank, heat mats, sand and cior peat sub, deep pools, natural shells etc. We have never lost a crab! Very proud of that. Currently have 3 medium and 1 small crab. Would like to ad a few more.


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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by HermitHound » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:27 pm


Sydney region.

Had crabs for a few months now and recently upgraded to a 75g tank. I currently have 2 small-medium crabs and 3 tiny ones. Im looking for a few more to add to my tank but would rather not buy from the pet shop! Am willing to drive a decent amount to pick them up and the crabs will be in a loving home with proper care guaranteed.


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Re: Adopters outside of the United States and Canada

Post by kaih_88 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:07 am


I live in the Melbourne region and I would like to adopt a hermit crab, preferably two, as it is the ethical thing to do. I’ve done an extensive amount of research and am now just waiting to give a hermit crab loving home. If you’re looking to give away your hermits please respond to this post or contact me at my email: kaiharkess08 at
Thanks! :-) :crabbigsmile:

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