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How to Make a Playground for Your Hermit Crab
Choose a tank for your playground.It could be within your crab's regular habitat or within another tank. If you choose to have a separate tank to let your crab explore every now and then, be sure to choose an aquarium and NOT a terrarium. Terrariums are not suited for being filled with water or sand. Next, fill your tank with sea sand. Sea sand is available at most pet supply stores. Mix in hermit soil(also available at most pet supply stores) in with the sand to provide proper moisturizer and promote digging. Add a thermometer and hygrometer to the back of the tank. Even if the playground is not your crab's regular habitat, it needs to have proper heat and humidity conditions at all times.
Provide all kinds of climbing toys.Tree branches, climbing tubes that are available from pet stores, rocks and shells will all do. Providing variety of these spread throughout the tank will make your hermit start to explore and climb!
Even if you want to see you crab play, it's important to promote hide and seek.
- Create a "hermie hut" by turning a plastic or Styrofoam bowl upside down. Cut a half circle on one side of the bowl. Place this new hiding spot inside you crab's playground.
- Purchase fake plants designed for aquariums from your local pet store. Spread them around the tank to create hiding places and to imitate a crab's natural habitat.
Create a place for your hermit crab to bathe by filling a water bowl with salt water.To make salt water, use fresh, dechlorinated water mixed in with a salt water solution, NOT table salt. Placing small pebbles at the bottom of the water bowl will help to minimize slipping.
- Always offer a separate bowl of fresh water for your crab.
QuestionWhere I can buy a hermit crab?Community AnswerFrom a pet store that stocks them. Try looking around your local pet stores and asking staff if they stock them or what places do stock them.Thanks!
QuestionDo hermit crabs get lonely?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThey are typically fine when they are alone, but some can be more social and will therefore get lonely.Thanks!
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- It is best to keep the playground equipment clean. Run it under BOTTLED water, as tap will hurt your hermit. For un-washable equipment, microwaving it does the same. WARNING: do not microwave your wood for more than a minute, avoiding fire.
- If your crab does not play on it playground, don't worry. Keep it in its playground for at least 15 minutes, after a while, it will start to explore.
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