Hermit Crabs (Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals)

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Hermit crabs are easy to care for and make interesting pets. Here is information on popular species and advice on keeping them in an optimal environment. All titles in B.E.S. profusely-illustrated Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals introduce inexperienced and prospective pet owners to the pleasures and duties of pet care. They also make ideal guides for older children having their first experiences as animal caretakers. Attractively illustrated and filled with helpful information, B.E.S. Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals advise on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care–and where applicable, grooming and training pets. Each book is individually written by an expert–a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. These manuals cover every popular dog and cat breed, as well as bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even exotics, such as reptiles, amphibians, and scorpions. All books have 70 or more color photos, and most also have instructive line illustrations.


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We purchased 2 hermit crabs on vacation. Honestly I had no idea of their true habitat needs. Once I learned this I immediately began a quest to find out how best to care for our new pets. I had high hopes for this book based on the reviews. While waiting for it to arrive I began reading articles online by hermit crab associations and new/current studies. When I received the book yesterday I was SO disappointed. The information is greatly outdated and seems to align with the commercialization of the hermit crab industry. It states aquarium gravel is an appropriate substrate, which is very wrong. Gravel holds no moisture and can damage the crabs during their molting process. It also condones the use of painted shells which is widely known to be toxic to the crabs. It did contain wonderful photos, however, not one photo had any text attached to it- so I didn’t know what I was supposed to be viewing or noticing in the photo. It talked about the 2 main types of hermit crabs sold: purple pinchers and Ecuadorean, but did not decipher the two in a photo for me to view the difference. The book did give a thorough description of the scientific topics of where a hermit crab comes from and species, genius etc. But really lacked in the area properly caring for your crabs. I found better and more current care information online.

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