According to the Seattle Aquarium, there are over 500 different species of hermit crabs around the world. In spite of what their name implies, hermit crabs are not solitary animals and can usually be found in groups of a... More »

To care for hermit crabs, buy a tank and add sand, provide two water dishes, add objects for climbing and hiding, keep the climate safe, feed the crab, maintain the tank and provide shells. Caring for a hermit crab is ea... More »

Hermit crabs are popular pets that are fairly easy to care for as long as attention is paid to detail. Appropriate environmental factors are vital for their well-being, so be sure to set up their aquarium properly, using... More »

Hermit crabs are marine or terrestrial invertebrates called decapods that mostly live underwater, with a few tropical species living on the land. They are named for their habit of living in scavenged shells, which they m... More »

Hermit crabs kept as pets can easily live for over 10 years if cared for properly. One crab owner, Carol Ormes of Ft. Myers, Florida, kept a pair of crabs that lived to be over 30 years old. More »

In captivity, hermit crabs are omnivorous and eat hermit crab pellets, as well as fruits such as apples, bananas, and grapes, and green vegetables such as kale and broccoli. They also eat calcium supplements such as crus... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Crabs

Hermit crabs are omnivores and eat almost anything available. In captivity, they may eat raw fish, cooked chicken and a variety of vegetables, fruits and nuts. More »