Good Hang Outs!

In a well set-up crabitat, it is important to have many things:  a freshwater pool, a saltwater pool, moist & deep substrate, extra shells, and plenty of places to climb and hide.  While the former are all things that are vital to your crabs survival, good hang outs where your crabs are able to be instinctively crabby make the crabitat fun for both you and your crabs.

Let's face it.  Sometimes, keeping land hermit crabs lacks the action that having other pets does.  They don't really do much and unlike animals like dogs or cats, they don't really prefer to play or interact with human beings.

In order to make a crabitat fun, it's important to provide your crabs with a form of exercise that is stimulating to their natural instincts.  In the wild, land hermit crabs are often referred to as "tree crabs" because they prefer to climb up in trees and other places during the day.

By installing plenty of places for your crabs to climb, you're ensuring that they're able to act out their instincts and get a good form of exercise.  It is also fun and exciting to watch them climb and hang out.  I love to sit and watch my crabs climb around in the crabitat!

There are many awesome ideas that you can use to put a little more climbing space in your tank!  Corner shower caddies (with suction cups) offer a great second level that takes up minimal space.  You can put moist moss, extra shells, or a hidey place inside.  Driftwood, cork bark, grapevine, or cholla are great pieces that are perfect for hermit crabs to climb on while adding a natural look to your crabitat.  Many online stores offer hemp nets and ropes.  Fake vines and plants sold at pet stores are another great alternative.  Finally, many aquarium pieces double as a hiding spot and a place to climb!

When it comes to decorating a crabitat, the options are unlimited!  With a bit of creativity, your crabitat can be transformed into a place that is healthy and fun for your land hermit crabs.  Finding that perfect hang out spot for your crabs might be a bit difficult, but with time and a bit of patience, you'll soon manage to craft a tank that keeps you and your crabs busy and enthralled!

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