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Vent about how a pet store mistreats hermit crabs.
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hermie_4_life
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Post by hermie_4_life »

I was going to buy a crab at the Petco close to my grandmother's house one day... I was excited,I was happy.But when i saw what condition there crabs were in I almost cried.The crabs had like a few sprinkles of sand and they all looked so scared.I ended up buying a big red crab named Tank who had a crack in his big pincher -.- . I just feel so bad for those crabs.
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Re: Sad :(

Post by emmac350 »

Could you share a picture of Tank and his claw? I'm curious as to his species and I've never seen a 'cracked' claw before.
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Re: Sad :(

Post by aussieJJDude »

Either he is a straw or a PP IMO.
I seen a cracked claw pic before and after a few moults they will go back to normal. Just don't be surprised if he starts moulting straight away.
I woul seriously think of writing this store a letter or email so they can clean up their act.
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I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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