Does Anyone Have Hermit Crabs?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Break an Egg, May 7, 2008.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had them when I was a little girl, and I miss them. I gave them to some neighborhood kids when I was moving away and I don't really know why. I'm thinking about getting some again.
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Have had them and want more, too.
    DH is surprised I didn't get any last time we saw them.
    But right now I'm too busy with chicks & chickens to take care of another animal. But I know I'll have them again! They're cool pets!!
     
  3. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had them when I was a little girl too; and have been thinking about getting them again.

    Right now I have a fishtank with 3 fish. When they head for the Big Aquarium in the Sky, I might drain the tank and get hermit crabs to put instead of getting more fish.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Had them, but DD wouldn't take care of them, so we don't have them anymore. [​IMG] They're neat, I used to play with wild ones when I was a kid.
     
  5. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have them when I was a little girl too! i wanted to get some more when our large tank ssprung a leak but of course DH had to rain on that parade too!
     
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two.. one is 1 1/2 years old. They love to hang out a gourd I put in for shelter,noticed they like to eat it too.
    I got them around Christmas time,a re-gifted kinda thing.
     
  7. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

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    I used to have some. I miss mine, too!
     
  8. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to get them again.... this time I want to take care of them the way I should. Actually, last time I took very good care of them, the way I knew how. Now I know that they need deep enough sand or substrate to bury themselves in to molt. I wonder how the ones I gave away are doing.

    I learned they can live for 30+ years. I know they are probably not still alive, but it's nice to think about them as still being around.

    I had them at a very nice time in my life, they remind me of the "good old days" lol
    I'm such a nerd.[​IMG]
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Last time I had some I was in college and had them as dorm pets. I loved it because when I head a noise at night I always thought it was them and tuned it out. Helped me sleep!
    But I got some weird looks when I said I had crabs in my dorm room. [​IMG]
    I'm a nerd, too. Nothing to be ashamed of around here!!
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have not had hermit crabs. But I have had a crayfish. Now, they are awesome pets in an aquarium.
     

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