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Hermit Crabs For Sale

Guest Author - Diana Geiger

It happened again this year. I received a phone call from someone who bought a hermit crab from a State fair. They had no idea how to care for the precious animal. I guess I'd rather get these phone calls, at least I know they will learn how to care for the hermit crabs! What happens to the crabs that go to people that have no idea how to care for them? What happens to these pet hermit crabs?

One time of the year I despise is fair time, county fairs, state fairs, any place with hermit crab vendors, the vendors that have mountains of hermit crabs for sale. The conditions are awful. It is almost always hot this time of year, way too hot for hermit crabs. The people buying the crabs arenít prepared. People buying these animals rarely know a thing about any of the exotic pets you find at these displays. These pets often die.

When a hermit crab or any exotic pet is purchased, everything should be ready for it at home. This includes food, housing, and substrate if it is necessary, water Ė water cannot have a bunch of chlorine, chemicals or other additives. Some animals such as some hermit crabs require both fresh and salt water. I do not mean table salt water either. Marine salt is available in aquarium sections of pet supplies stores or pet stores.

Temperature is a big deal with many of the different type of pets, especially hermit crabs. Anything above 78 degrees could kill them. Much time above 80 will kill them. They do not like it too cold and they need the proper amount of humidity.

These crabs are already being subjected to a great deal of stress, lowering their immune systems, decreasing their survival rates considerably.
Please be prepared when purchasing an exotic pet.

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