AJHQ+A – Hermit Crab

Category: AJHQ&A

Bouncing Magicseal asks Tierney Thy ‘why do hermit crabs change shells?’

Do you know what a hermit is? A hermit is a person that chooses to live
alone, often far away from other people. Unlike real hermits, hermit grabs
are very social animals that love to be around other hermit crabs. They are
called hermit crabs because each one carries its own home on its back!

In the wild, hermit crabs live in large communities that love to trade…
just like Jammers!

Hermit crabs come in many sizes. The coconut crab is about 16 inches long,
and the Ecuadoran hermit crab is only about half an inch long!

Hermit crabs live for about 15 years in the wild, but if they are kept in a
proper and safe crabitat, they can live for almost 40 years!