How should I chop food?

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How should I chop food?

Post by KimzKrabs » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm

Hi everyone this is Kimberly (KimzKrabs) I was wondering how small I should chop the food?


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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by angelbear » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:37 pm

I personally do not. I find my crabs like picking at it a do not seem to have much problems.

I do grind up things like nuts or split open chicken bones and the like however for them.

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by KimzKrabs » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:41 pm

So you put large pieces of carrots etc in the food bowl?

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by angelbear » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:49 pm

Yes I just cut off a section and toss it in. If it is hard, I migjt dice or grind it most vegetables if cooked already are soft. Generally my medium sized crabs dont seem to habe an issue

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by KimzKrabs » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:17 pm

Thank you! So then do you not really use a food bowl at all? I really appreciate your help!


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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by angelbear » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:46 pm

I try to but I dont stress to much. They tend to drag it around anyways.

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by angelbear » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:46 pm

I mostly worry about liquid and powdered food oflver food chunks

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by KimzKrabs » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:09 pm

Thank you again! You’ve been very helpful to me ever since I brought my new crabbies home and I appreciate it! I think my current crabitat is doing ok except I need to add more substrate and more shells but I’m setting up a new larger crabitat and I plan to get it all done before I transfer little guys over

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by curlysister » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:22 pm

I vary how I put food in. Sometimes I chop it up fine, sometimes leave bigger chunks. Sometimes cooked, sometimes raw. Sometimes dried, sometimes fresh. Just to keep in interesting! LOL!
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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by KimzKrabs » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Thank you !

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Re: How should I chop food?

Post by Motörcrab » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:13 pm

Pretty much what curly said. Switching up how you give foods will make it interesting for them. I wave found that they may eat it chopped but not whole, or vise versa.

The main thing you have to remember is they can modify their shells by pinching them. They can pretty much pick anything apart if they really want to.
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