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Crazymaddy10
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My brother just got new hermit crabs and he had one of them resting on his hand and all of a sudden he just started pinching him really hard. we had to run him under cold water to get him to let go. Is there any perticular reason why he pinched or is he just a mean crab. is there any way to train them to be nice and not pinch?



10/11/09  01:23pm

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Whitestreeyoda
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  Message To: Crazymaddy10   In reference to Message Id: 2082769


 Need help

New hermit crabs are often times very stressed out. I think he might have pinched because he was scared. How big are your crabs? Are they wearing painted shells? These shells are usually poor in quality and your little friends might have a shell that fits too tight. I say let your new pets calm down for a bit and settle into new shells if thats what they need. Then try to handle them. If you are worried about pinching wear thick leather gloves. You might have a crabby crab but for now its too early to tell.



10/11/09  03:36pm

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  Message To: Whitestreeyoda   In reference to Message Id: 2082816


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two of my hermies pinch but yes sometimes they are just stressed... my hermie B. just switched into a painted shell...



10/21/09  04:38pm

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  Message To: Crazymaddy10   In reference to Message Id: 2082769


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It’s because it is just a new crab, you should let the crab get used to its surroundings for 2-4 days, then try to hold the crab but by the shell using your thumb on one side of the shell and your index finger on the other side of the shell.



12/02/09  09:19pm


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