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Hermit Crab Adoptions


Do you have a hermit crab that you need to find a new home for? The HCA can help! We may be able to put you in touch with an adopter, rescue, or sanctuary that is close to you.

Please contact the Adoption Coordinator at: adoptions [at] hermitcrabassociation [dot] com (to reduce spam you will have to manually enter the email address into your email program).

The coordinator will work with you to find potential adopters in your area and answer any questions you may have. This email is NOT for people who want to adopt hermit crabs, or buy/sell hermit crabs. If you are looking to adopt, please register for our forums and read the Adoption Forum Rules topic in the Adoption section for information on how to list yourself as an available home.

This personalized adoption service is available both to non-members and HCA members who have a hermit crab they need to rehome. The Adoption Coordinator will contact local HCA members, post a notice in the Adoption Forum, and may also post on the HCA Facebook page, all while keeping your name and contact information confidential.



Photographs may be forwarded to potential adopters, posted in our Adoption Forum, or posted on our Facebook page to help our members decide if they are able to adopt your hermit crabs.

The Adoption Coordinator is a volunteer position, so please realize that it may take a few days for them to respond to your email and to reach local adopters. If we are able to locate someone who is able to adopt your hermit(s), we will send their contact information to you. You will then be responsible for contacting the adopter directly and setting up the exchange.

Please note that the HCA cannot be held responsible for the outcome of the adoption, setting up the adoption, or parties that do not follow through.




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