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 #1517406


Gottee guy
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 Gravel

why do sooo many petstores put their hermit crabs on gravel?doesn’t it hurt the crabs?



11/17/07  05:58pm

 #1517633


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1517406


 Gravel

because petstores are @$$holes



11/17/07  08:36pm

 #1517658


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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1517633


 Gravel

yea i agree



11/17/07  08:56pm

 #1520065


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1517658


 Gravel

Shellbabe, this is a family forum. Please keep vulgar language to yourself.

Petstores keep crabs on gravel because it is cheap, easy to clean [if they do clean it] and the crabs aren’t in their care for a long while anyway.



11/19/07  06:08pm

 #1520300


Gottee guy
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  Message To: X_xbirdie   In reference to Message Id: 1520065


 Gravel

o



11/19/07  08:46pm

 #1525604


ShellBabe
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1520300


 Gravel

sorry. over excited i guess.

petstores know little to nothing in most cases about hermit crabs. they sell bad stuff for them and they set a bad example for the buyers. "but mommy! they have pretty gravel and that shell has spongbob on it!!!" i have only found one good set up kit for the crabs and it didn’t have enough sand, but a good starter all the same.


you’d still have to buy a 10 gallon tank, and that says up to 10 gal tank so that means "mommy" can get away with following the box and getting a critter keeper.



11/25/07  09:39am

 #1545660


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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1525604


 Gravel

i hate those things! they make me so mad that the pet stores wouldnt want people to buy and care for pets the right way! i guess it all comes down to money.



12/13/07  07:33pm

 #1547966


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  Message To: Creepy Crawly_06   In reference to Message Id: 1545660


 Gravel

What comes in those Hermit Crabs Kit ??



12/16/07  02:47am

 #1548091


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Cattledog001   In reference to Message Id: 1547966


 Gravel

what it has on the pic



12/16/07  10:09am

 #1553689


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1548091


 Gravel

yeah they are good starters if you have a tank and stuff but seriously they are soo misleading!



12/22/07  11:40am

 #1580313


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1517406


 Gravel

you can try to put sand or bark in the cages.



01/15/08  10:03pm

 #1707396


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  Message To: ShellBabe   In reference to Message Id: 1517633


 Gravel

i have to agree with your thoughts on petstore, but try to put it a little nicer please. i look up info on this forum with my little girl. when we got our crabs about a year ago, the guy at the pet store had us buy one of those cricket keeper things and a whole bunch of crap, that cost way tooo much. then we had to turn around and spend another bunch of money to get the correct stuff. had the same problem when i got my first beardie too. i try to get all my stuff online now.



04/17/08  11:01pm

 #1713130


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  Message To: Fire4life   In reference to Message Id: 1707396


 Gravel

Pet stores are a business. If "mis’informed" people will buy something, a store will sell it. Just like the kritter keepers. There is such a lack of people pre-researching their pets that companies can still make money off the nature of cheap people to try fitting their pet into the smallest possible enviroment for their convenience. If more people would research prospective pets, merchandise like that wouldnt be sold. Its the consumers fault, not the business.

Animals in pet stores are usually given just the basics in their enclosures because they are on display for sale. Its very rare for animals to be in a store for more than a few months.



04/23/08  02:04am

 #1990875


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1517406


 Gravel

Petco is the best place to go if you ask me. They still don’t care for them very well, but better than most stores. Petsmart is not very smart with their crabs-they have dead crabs sitting in the tank! That’s just sad.



04/22/09  02:18pm

 #2008414


Van_jen2005
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  Message To: Herb123   In reference to Message Id: 1990875


 Gravel

maybe just maybe our pet store is listing to all the complaints about the animals i went in there today to get a snail and a fish for my fish tank and walked by the crabs only to see that have cnut fiber, they used to have gravel so i was happy about that than i walked to another part of the store and saw to igunas that looked about dead how disapointing is that fix one animial and have two more that are about dead hopefully they get a good owner and see a vet!



05/20/09  08:53pm

 #2016173


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  Message To: Van_jen2005   In reference to Message Id: 2008414


 Gravel

this thread is really old. stop bumping it up.



06/04/09  08:44am


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