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Hermit Crab Retracted Into a Shell

Why is My Hermit Crab Turning White?

One thing that many new hermit crab owners worry about is the color of their new pet’s shell. For example, they might notice that the shell is turning white, leading to worry that something is wrong with their crab. However, in most cases it is not the crab that is...
Dardanus calidus

Why is My Hermit Crab Chirping?

For new and inexperienced hermit crab owners, the sound of their pet making a chirping sound similar to that made by birds can be surprising. In fact, many new owners will not instantly realize that the faint chirping sound they are hearing is actually coming from...
A Hermit Crab Emerging From Shell

Why is My Hermit Crab Hiding?

It is not uncommon for new owners to wonder why their hermit crab is hiding. After all, when you get a new pet, you want to be able to see it. However, what many individuals do not realize is that hermit crabs are actually nocturnal, so hiding in their shell or in...
Pagurus bernhardus Outside Shell

Why is My Hermit Crab Not Eating?

Inexperienced hermit crab owners often fret that their pets are not eating and become worried that they are sick. This is a completely natural reaction and, for the new crab keeper, can be a troublesome time. However, rest assured that in most cases your crab will...
Four Hermit Crabs

Why is My Hermit Crab Digging?

Hermit crabs are fascinating creatures. Indeed, they are creatures that have a variety of habits that we as humans try to understand. One of these habits is their need to dig holes. One thing you should know is that digging is something that hermit crabs do naturally....
Hermit Crabs Fighting Over a Shell

Why is My Hermit Crab Out of Its Shell?

A hermit’s crabs shell is necessary for its survival, so there is genuine cause for concern if yours has left its home. A hermit crab’s shell not only provides protection, but it also prevents it from drying out, or desiccating as it is known. There are a few reasons...
Pagurus bernhardus Outside Shell

Why is My Hermit Crab Not Moving?

It is not unusual for a new hermit crab owner to worry about a lack of movement in their pet. While some hermit crabs like to wander about their new tanks, taking in the surroundings and getting a feel for their new home, others prefer to take their time and stay in...
Female Prairie Dog with Juvenile

Why is My Prairie Dog Cold?

Prairie dogs are native to the prairies of North America (hence the name) and like to be kept in temperatures of around 70F. This is around the normal room temperature for most homes, which is ideal. Extreme fluctuations in home temperature should be avoided though....
A Pair of Prairie Dogs

Why is My Prairie Dog Losing Hair?

Hair loss in prairie dogs is not uncommon. In fact, it is one of a number of ailments that these animals can suffer, particularly in captivity. But why do prairie dogs lose their hair? What causes this hair loss, and when it occurs, is there anything that can be done...
Prairie Dog as Pet

Why is My Prairie Dog Biting Me?

Prairie dogs have become quite popular as pets in recent times. However, unless you have a lot of time to devote to these cute animals, you may find that their behavior is at times not very pleasant. As territorial animals, prairie dogs will naturally protect their...
Why is My Hermit Crab Turning White?

Why is My Hermit Crab Turning White?

One thing that many new hermit crab owners worry about is the color of their new pet’s shell. For example, they might notice that the shell is turning white, leading to worry that something is wrong with their crab. However, in most cases it is not the crab that is...

Why is My Hermit Crab Chirping?

Why is My Hermit Crab Chirping?

For new and inexperienced hermit crab owners, the sound of their pet making a chirping sound similar to that made by birds can be surprising. In fact, many new owners will not instantly realize that the faint chirping sound they are hearing is actually coming from...

Why is My Hermit Crab Hiding?

Why is My Hermit Crab Hiding?

It is not uncommon for new owners to wonder why their hermit crab is hiding. After all, when you get a new pet, you want to be able to see it. However, what many individuals do not realize is that hermit crabs are actually nocturnal, so hiding in their shell or in...

Why is My Hermit Crab Not Eating?

Why is My Hermit Crab Not Eating?

Inexperienced hermit crab owners often fret that their pets are not eating and become worried that they are sick. This is a completely natural reaction and, for the new crab keeper, can be a troublesome time. However, rest assured that in most cases your crab will...

Why is My Hermit Crab Digging?

Why is My Hermit Crab Digging?

Hermit crabs are fascinating creatures. Indeed, they are creatures that have a variety of habits that we as humans try to understand. One of these habits is their need to dig holes. One thing you should know is that digging is something that hermit crabs do naturally....

Why is My Hermit Crab Out of Its Shell?

Why is My Hermit Crab Out of Its Shell?

A hermit’s crabs shell is necessary for its survival, so there is genuine cause for concern if yours has left its home. A hermit crab’s shell not only provides protection, but it also prevents it from drying out, or desiccating as it is known. There are a few reasons...