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Hermit crabs debate

We now have 4 hermit crabs-- long story involving annoying people who don't consult parents before buying children living things-- anyway anywho we are having a debate over what to put in the cage. I say sand and other people have told us rock is fine. What do you use?

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Asked by bandrplus2 at 1:07 AM on May. 30, 2010 in Pets

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  • call the place where they came from or a pet store and aks them!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • All I can say is that you should use whatever they currently have. Changing substrate is deadly. We went from sand to a different material and they died over night. The next crab we had lived on sand quite well.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 1:13 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • I say sand is what they should have based on my research and the fact that I wouldn't want one of those rocks jammed in my shell! lol It was switched...not my doing....and they are doing fine but I just dont like the idea of the rock for some reason. I also don't think they can burrow as well in it.

    Answer by bandrplus2 at 1:27 AM on May. 30, 2010


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 AM on May. 30, 2010

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