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Hermit Crab Dishes

It is highly likely you have come across a hermit crab at least once in your life. You probably saw one on your last beach vacation just sauntering down the beach in his little shell. Hermit crabs are simply adorable creatures, and they make great pets, too! While you might not want to buy one for your child, since they do require a lot of upkeep, hermit crabs do make fun companions that require far less attention than a cat or dog. While not as much is known about a hermit crab’s dietary requirements as other animals we keep as pets, we do know that they require calcium, antioxidants, and carotene, much like humans. Hermit crabs in the wild eat pretty much whatever they can find, so it’s a good idea to mix up your hermit crab’s diet so his experience in your home is much like the experience he would have in his natural habitat. It is also imperative that your crab has access to water at all times. So, if you’re considering getting a hermit crab as a pet, be sure to check out the food and water dishes available Zen Pet Supplies today.
You should always have a bowl of crab-approved food available in your crab’s aquarium, but try to mix it up, too. It’s perfectly safe to feed your hermit crab human food, such as apples, greens like kale or lettuce, sweet potatoes, fruits and vegetables. In addition to providing your hermit crab access to food at all times, you should also have one bowl of fresh water and one bowl of ocean water available at all times. One thing to note here is to never, ever use table salt as an alternative to ocean water. Zen Pet Supplies has a salt water conditioner available you can use to ensure your crab has access to the properly salinized water he needs. So, you’ll need a total of three bowls in your hermit crab habitat. It’s also suggested that you put hermit crabs that are molting in a separate, individual habitat also, so you may want to buy food and water dishes for their molting aquarium. That brings the total of water and food dishes to six.

We carry hermit crab food and water dishes that come in all colors and sizes. The size of the bowls you purchase is important. You need to ensure you have bowls that are large enough for your largest hermit crab to climb into. Hermit crabs need water to bathe and to breathe. Hermit crabs don’t have lungs; they breathe through gills, so they carry water around in their shells to help keep their gills damp so they can breathe. Providing both salted and fresh water allows the hermit crab access to whatever water he may need. Another important thing to note is that you need to use either bottled or de-chlorinated water for the fresh water supply. You can find everything you need to set up your hermit crab’s ideal habitat online at the Zen Pet Supplies store. If you can’t find something you need, be sure to check back often, as we update our inventory on a regular basis.