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Tarantulas, Scorpions and Hermit Crabs For Sale

Most invertebrates—like tarantulas, scorpions and hermit crabs—prefer minimal to no handling, perfect for the pet parent who prefers to watch their pets rather than holding and interacting with it. Invertebrates may bite, pinch or sting if they feel threatened so handling should be minimal. They will also all molt one or more times a year—depending on age—and should not be handled during this process to avoid injury to your pet. Invertebrates also generally take up less room than other pets, and are quiet so they can be great for a shared or smaller house.

FAQs About Tarantulas, Scorpions and Hermit Crabs For Sale

Invertebrates will have different life spans depending on the species. Hermit crabs can live 10 or more years with proper care, while scorpions generally live 2 to 6 years. Tarantula’s life spans largely vary, but females can live up to 30 years in some species while males up to 7 years.

Yes they can bite if they feel threatened, but tarantulas are generally docile and rarely bite people. You may handle your pet tarantula, but use caution as many can be quick moving, and you want to make sure all legs are supported. Many species of tarantulas may also flick urticating hairs in defense which can be irritating to some humans.

All scorpions have a venomous sting, however—depending on species—the sting can be mild to severe. Although most people are not affected by Emperor Scorpions, some may be allergic.

High-quality commercial hermit crab food is the ideal primary diet for your pet, since it is formulated specifically with that species in mind. Adding a variety of vegetables, non-citrus fruits, nuts, seaweed and brine shrimp as treats will add variety to their diet.

Invertebrates can make excellent pets for those wanting a more hands-off type companion. These species generally only tolerate handling as necessary and prefer to be left alone, but can be very entertaining to watch independently in their own habitat.