What Kinds of Food Should You Feed Hermit Crabs

Many people will buty hermit crabs at a pet store or mall kiosk because they’re fairly cheap pets to own, and can also be quite hardy. This makes them a great first pet for many children and can help teach them the responsibility needed to own a more needy pet such as a cat or dog in the future. While many people have owned hermit crabs, aside from the store bought foods, many people are not sure about what do hermit crabs eat?

Hermit crabs have very similar diets to humans and can eat a variety of every day foods, as long as the food it cut into smaller pieces and has not been treated with any sort of harsh chemicals or preservatives. Many people like to buy organic fresh fruit and vegetables, but make sure that you avoid any acidic fruits such as lemons and oranges as the citric acid can damage the crabs fragile teeth. You can also feed your pet hermit crab small bits of meat, but they are especially fond of bits of fish and shrimp as this is the sort of things that they would find while scavenging on the beach or in their natural habitat.

There’s a ton of great sites out there that have lots of information on other foods and┬árecipes┬áthat you can feed your crab. I got most of this information from Hermit-Crab-Habitat.com so you may want to start your search there.

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