Hermit Crab: Your Happy Healthy Pet

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Wiley, Mar 20, 2006 - Pets - 125 pages
The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs.

Hermit crabs are social creatures, so most owners have several. They're easy to care for and fascinating to watch as they grow, molt, climb, dig, burrow, and crawl. They "adopt" shells that they carry on their back like a mobile home! With colorful photos and helpful tips, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to get started, including:
* Choosing your hermit crabs
* Setting up an interesting crabitat with a warm, humid environment
* Essential equipment and supplies
* Handling, feeding, and misting your hermit crabs
* Providing extra shells so your critters can change shell "housing" as they grow

Discover intriguing ways to have fun with hermit crabs. They're truly low cost, low maintenance, captivating pets.

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Given that the two Coenobita clypeatus are incorrectly identified as a clypeatus and compressus I would have to question the accuracy of the rest of this book though I haven't read it.

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About the author (2006)

Award-winning author Audrey Pavia has been a professional pet writer since 1987. A graduate of New York University, Pavia has written 17 books about pet care, including Horses For Dummies, The Gecko: An Owner’s Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet, and Guinea Pig: Your Happy Healthy Pet. She has also written hundreds of articles for pet magazines, including Reptiles, Aquarium Fish, and Critters USA.
In addition to writing about pets, Pavia has worked as an editor for several dog magazines and a monthly horse publication. She lives with her husband, Randy, and an assortment of animals in Norco, California.

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