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Crab safe?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:40 am

Saw these at local pet store. I know the others are safe but are pink cornflowers, blue cornflowers, and red cornflowers ok for hermit crabs? Also are blue mallow flowers crab safe? Thank you in advance.
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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:48 am

Check the safe food list on here!

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:02 am

Xenocrab wrote:Check the safe food list on here!

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I did, I didn’t see those. Unless I skipped over them.


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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:28 am

If I don't see it on the list, I avoid it. I don't want to accidentally poison them or make them sick.

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:38 am

Xenocrab wrote:If I don't see it on the list, I avoid it. I don't want to accidentally poison them or make them sick.

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Probably a good idea, was hoping maybe someone knew since it wasn’t on the list. Thank you. Image


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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:41 am

Check out your local natural food stores for organic herbs and flowers! We just got a bunch of Healthy stuff for our crabbies

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Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:49 am

im not an expert but my guess is that most flowers are probably safe. looks like a nice mix!

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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:05 pm

There are a bunch of flowers that are not safe for crabbies. I personally don't take any chances.

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Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:33 pm

The flowers listed on the package are all hermit safe :)
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Post by ha_haley » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:00 pm

I used the tortoise one. It’s all safe and the crabs love it. I’ve never seen the lizard one though!


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Post by wodesorel » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:37 pm

It should be just fine, we just haven't trialed specific species of those flowers before.

Cornflowers are in the same family as thistle. Ants destroy my cornflowers every spring so I know they are insect-friendly!

Mallow is a pretty odd collection of edible flower species that not a lot of gardeners keep because they are kind of weedy. Hibiscus (including rose of Sharon) is a close relation.

I've bought both the Bearded Dragon and Tortoise versions for my crabs. They're similar to my old Wo-Pourri mixes.

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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:47 pm

We got some of your Wo-Pourri mix with three of our January Rescues. The crabs love it, and your garden mix too!

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Re: Crab safe?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:43 pm

Thank you so much! I did some research and found that the ones were in hibiscus family and I know some things can have a few different names but I didn’t find any info that I felt safe enough to get them without asking. I’m going to stop back over and grab both bags then. Thought it was pretty decent for $1.99 and my crew loves their flowers. Thanks everyone. I wish you still sold your foods, wodesorel.


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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:50 pm

It's good that you ask and not take chances! I love how everybody is always here to help. We just gave AJ a medicinal bath thanks to the help of people who have had injured crabs. We wouldn't have known how to help him heal up without help.

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:08 pm

Xenocrab wrote:It's good that you ask and not take chances! I love how everybody is always here to help. We just gave AJ a medicinal bath thanks to the help of people who have had injured crabs. We wouldn't have known how to help him heal up without help.

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Definitely! I love my crabby crew so much, I would never take a chance. How is AJ doing? I feel so bad for him, often thinking about him. Hoping he heals quickly. Sending healing crabby vibes to you. <3


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