Many kids would like to have a hermit crab as a pet. It is important to understand how to care for this unique pet. This is a guide about caring for a hermit crab.

Caring For a Hermit Crab

Many kids (Lindsey) would like to have a hermit crab as a pet. It is important to understand how to care for this unique pet. This is a guide about caring for a hermit crab.

wikiHow to Play With Your Hermit Crab -- via wikiHow.com

Play With Your Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs need lots of calcium and egg shells are a good source! #DIY - PetDIYs.com

Use an eggshell as a calcium supplement for your hermit crab! Boil an egg. Crack the shell and remove the the egg. Rinse the shell pieces with fresh water to remove any egg residue.

Apparently some new pets are in my near future... From what I can find in my early stages of research on how to keep them alive, Hermit Crab Patch is *the* website for all things hermit crab... Good to know!

From what I can find in my early stages of research on how to keep them alive, Hermit Crab Patch is *the* website for all things hermit crab.

Artist Aki Inomata's 3D-printed acrylic shells for the hermit crab. See the entire project at http://www.ifitshipitshere.com/hermit-crabs-don-3d-printed-cityscapes-shells-project-migration/ <<< omg tell me you're just joking.... Holy [not so holy word]

Artist Aki Inomata's acrylic shells for the hermit crab. See the entire project at www. Holy [not so holy word]

How to Care for Hermit Crabs: 12 steps

Care for Hermit Crabs

Shower caddies make a great second level moss pit.

My one of my Hermit Crabs died and I am wondering if it was the heat that killed him. Anybody knows the possibility please try to contact me.

DIY Net Climbing Wall because hermit crabs love to climb! #DIY - PetDIYs.com

Turn an entire wall of your hermit crab's tank into a climbing area! Attach suction cups along the wall near the top of the tank. Hang a net on the suction cups.

Great example of proper hermit crab pools!  :)  Crabitat Pools by ~GodzillaHermitCrab on deviantART

Salt AND fresh water is required! The hermit crab will make up his own mixture of water that he keeps in his shell. Great example of proper hermit crab pools! :) Crabitat Pools by ~GodzillaHermitCrab on deviantART

Things about hermit crabs...need to know for class pet :)

Things about hermit crabs.need to know for class pet : Cuddle factor depends on the individual crab, I had one that never hid when I picked him up. I even had him trained to sit on my shoulder like a parrot.

Hermit crabs like to eat (and climb) pineapple!

Hermit Crabs eating a pineapple at the beach in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica.

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