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Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab

Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crabs have been popular pets for many years; most commonly owned by children. Their ease of care and minimal cost has always made them a popular (first) pet. Traditionally, Hermit Crabs have served as gateway pets to owning other reptiles. Hermit Crabs come from tropical locations in different parts of the world and require a humidity level of at least 65% to be maintained to keep them healthy. They can be kept on sand, which is available in a variety of exciting colors, but mixing in coconut fiber will keep humidity levels up in the habitat. Sand is one of the many fun, colorful and tropical themed supplies offered for Hermit Crabs. In addition, a variety of fancy painted shells are available, making the Hermit Crab a fun pet & providing endless options!

Please note: Hermit Crabs require both fresh AND salt water. The fresh water is to drink and the salt water is for moistening their gills. Be sure your habitat has both of these available at all times.

Hermit Crab

Available for sale in Petco stores.

Native To: Carribean, Southeast Asia

Adult Size: 3-4"

Temperature: 72-80°F; basking 95-105°F

Care Level: Beginner

Scientific Name: Coenobita sp

Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)

Life Span: 8-10+ years

Eats: Commercial hermit crab diet, vegetables such as carrots and pumpkin, fruits such as banana and coconut.



  • Hermit crabs live in large groups in the wild and do best in groups of three or more.


Native Hermit Crab

Native Hermit Crab
Coenobita spp
SKU: 906077

Native Hermit Crab
Available in Petco stores

Fancy Hermit Crab

Fancy Hermit Crab
Coenobita spp
SKU: 906050

Fancy Hermit Crab
Available in Petco stores

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