Climbing the lid!

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Climbing the lid!

Post by bbcraft22 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:02 pm

I wish I could post a video here. My hermit crabs is doing something which isn't nessessarily something bad. He is climbing the bottom of the lid upside-down! and how will I post pictures without posting it on a URL?
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Re: Climbing the lid!

Post by soilentgringa » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:11 pm

I post from my cell via Tapatalk.

They climb trees in the wild and are also known as "tree crabs".

They like to climb anything and everything they can in the tank.

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Re: Climbing the lid!

Post by bbcraft22 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:55 pm

but it is a metal mesh-like tank lid...
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Re: Climbing the lid!

Post by Hollym2247 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:34 pm

Mesh lids are easier to climb! Before I had so much enrichment inside my (now larger) tank, I would see them climbing upside down on the mesh lid frequently.

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Post by soilentgringa » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:40 pm

bbcraft22 wrote:but it is a metal mesh-like tank lid...
Yep. They like to climb and hang off of them. Nothing wrong with it.

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Re: Climbing the lid!

Post by Tinyparrot » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:56 pm

Yeah, they do that. It kind of reminds me of how kids hang upside down on playground equipment.

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Re: Climbing the lid!

Post by bbcraft22 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:43 am

but it is metal?
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Re: Climbing the lid!

Post by soilentgringa » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:13 pm

bbcraft22 wrote:but it is metal?
It is painted, and not all metals are harmful to crabs.

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