Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by MauiMama » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:44 pm

Is she named after the Pokemon? :)
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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:06 pm

MauiMama wrote:
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Is she named after the Pokemon? :)
Yes. My friend suggested it and I loved it!

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Love it!
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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:45 pm

I'm actually getting a little concerned. She's being really sluggish and almost lethargic today, and she hasn't eaten for the past couple of days. She ate like a monster before but now she just stopped, and she's super sluggish. I don't know if that means anything. I don't know if she's going to molt or not. She's been digging but not enough to bury herself. Just like this. I'm just very concerned. https://www.dropbox.com/s/suqwt1lm3v47b ... 2.JPG?dl=0

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by curlysister » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 pm

I can't remember - do you use all play sand for sub? How deep is it? It looks a bit dry from the picture, but is it sand castle consistency?
How are your heat and humidity?
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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:04 am

curlysister wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 pm
I can't remember - do you use all play sand for sub? How deep is it? It looks a bit dry from the picture, but is it sand castle consistency?
How are your heat and humidity?
It's 5 parts play sand 1 part Eco Earth. Heat is 77 degrees and humidity is 90%. The substrate is sand castle consistency, by the touch. The tote does a really good job of maintaining it. I'm worried if it's because of the temperature drop we've been getting in our area.

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by curlysister » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:11 pm

As long as the temp isn't dropping in the tank/ tote, it doesn't matter what it's doing outside.
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She’s a big girl!!! I’m too scared to let my crabs sit in my hand lol


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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm

Wanted to let you guys know that Dwebble spent her first full night in the main tank with the others. It went way better than I expected! She started climbing EVERYTHING! She then changed shells, and even made friends with the smallest crab in the tank (Digger). I don't think I've ever seen what a happy crab looks like until now. Thank you all so much for the advice and help. She's come a long way from where she was 2 weeks ago, and I'm 100% certain she's going to be okay now. ^w^
(The brown shell is her new shell)

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:11 pm

BlazeTheWeirdo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Wanted to let you guys know that Dwebble spent her first full night in the main tank with the others. It went way better than I expected! She started climbing EVERYTHING! She then changed shells, and even made friends with the smallest crab in the tank (Digger). I don't think I've ever seen what a happy crab looks like until now. Thank you all so much for the advice and help. She's come a long way from where she was 2 weeks ago, and I'm 100% certain she's going to be okay now. ^w^
(The brown shell is her new shell)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pibqrq22ly9zu ... 2.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxt4sppgqd7y9 ... 6.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1yptmyrnf31qy ... 9.jpg?dl=0
I'm so glad!
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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by Blackbeerd17 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 pm

Honestly I have a similar question, I got 1 hermit at school years ago and felt he was lonely so I got him 2 friends about 2 months later. One of the friends killed the original after it got sick and then proceded to kill the other who was healthy. I have kept him alone for 6+ years, could he be rehabilitated as well? lol


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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by Scarletfire » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:02 am

Crabs only attack another if there are issues with the tank; its not normal behavior . For example, not enough, shells, sand not deep enough.

If you post this in the emergency section and fill out the form, we could help you out more with the additional detail.

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:45 am

Blackbeerd17 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Honestly I have a similar question, I got 1 hermit at school years ago and felt he was lonely so I got him 2 friends about 2 months later. One of the friends killed the original after it got sick and then proceded to kill the other who was healthy. I have kept him alone for 6+ years, could he be rehabilitated as well? lol
In my crab's case the conditions at the pet store were so horrible it made Petco look luxurious. They just refused to feed or care for the hermit crabs and that resulted in her cannibalizing the others. I had her in an Isolation tank for about a month to regulate her diet, and give her the nutrients she was severely lacking. (Protein, both plant and animal, is a SUPER important thing for them and most pet stores don't offer nearly enough of it) In my experience they tend to become aggressive when they lack protein. I always have at least 3 forms of plant and animal proteins that I feed them every night. There are other reasons they become aggressive:
1.) Lack of adequate space.
2.) Lack of available shells
3.) Improper diet.
4.) lack of spaces to hide
The list goes on. In my case it was mainly a malnutrition issue among other things. I would definitely fill out an emergency form and submit it to help narrow down what could be causing it. I hope all goes well. ^u^

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:33 am

I figured I would update you guys on how she's doing. (Didn't feel like making a new category for it.)

She buried herself in late December and resurfaced in February. She had her first successful molt! She grew lots of hair, and she's getting along with the others WAAAAAAYYY better than I expected! She's especially getting along with the baby of the group, Frank. They're inseparable at this point. They're both playing on the hamster wheel as I'm typing this. XD
I couldn't be happier with the improvements she made since August.

Here's a pic of her when she resurfaced:
https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAM ... ydJysRyf10

Here's a pic of her I took today:
https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAL ... b7XStIBuTo

I want to thank everyone that gave me advice on how to help her! ^w^

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Re: Can a rescued cannibal crab be "rehabilitated"?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:11 am

BlazeTheWeirdo wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:33 am
I figured I would update you guys on how she's doing. (Didn't feel like making a new category for it.)

She buried herself in late December and resurfaced in February. She had her first successful molt! She grew lots of hair, and she's getting along with the others WAAAAAAYYY better than I expected! She's especially getting along with the baby of the group, Frank. They're inseparable at this point. They're both playing on the hamster wheel as I'm typing this. XD
I couldn't be happier with the improvements she made since August.

Here's a pic of her when she resurfaced:
https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAM ... ydJysRyf10

Here's a pic of her I took today:
https://www.dropbox.com/transfer/AAAAAL ... b7XStIBuTo

I want to thank everyone that gave me advice on how to help her! ^w^

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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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