The most common complaint I get from people regarding hermit crabs is that they die so fast.? After some discussion, I find the reason they are dying is an easy one to prevent.
Hermit crabs need shells on their backs to live.? Most people provide a new, slightly larger, shell in the enclosure, but fail to provide an assortment of shells for their crab to choose from.
Hermit crabs, like people, need options.? They may not like the one shell you put in their cage, but they may like one out of three if you give them a few to choose from.
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