Hermit Crabs

The Animal Rescue League adopts hermit crabs to be family pets. Under no circumstances should hermit crabs be used for food for other animals; for experimentation or laboratory work; or for any other use other than as a family pet. The ARL strictly enforces this policy under the terms of the adoption contract.

Hermit Crab Care (PDF)
Learn the basics of how to care for hermit crabs!