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Laurie LeAnn
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Post by Laurie LeAnn » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:23 pm

sitting hear reading posts and things and all the sudden I hear this strange noise then I figure it out. My crab just talked! real loud! the lady at the pet store said she thought I got one that was vocal, well in a yr this is the only the 2nd time i heard him

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Post by Keg » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:15 am

You can't get talking from a pet fish. Score one for the crab.

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Post by MornaStar » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:18 pm

That's amazing!!! I heard my crabs talk once, and that was when I first got the new ones and they were chirping in the ISO tank. They haven't chirped since. I think they were argueing over the small space lol.
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Post by colorcrab2000 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:12 pm

Do hermit crabs ever chirp for reasons other than "I'm scared" "leave me alone" or because they're in "shell fights"?@LAURIE
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Post by kuza » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 am

They talk when they are about to come up from a mass molt so they all know to come up at the same time. Mine also chirp at me when I move them to do minor clean ups. They will not shy away from telling me off.

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Post by Keg » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:59 am

My crab only chirps when she is in a resting state or at the end of a molt, underground.She's never done it for any reason of stress that I can detect. It seems to happen when the temperature is 78 degrees, which I think is her favorite, judging from activity patterns.It sounds like: "oink,oink,oink,oink,oink,oink,oink,oink."

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Post by kuza » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:18 am

I get to work on a desk right in front of my tank so I get to watch them all day every day so I get to hear it fairly often. Most of the time it's when one is climbing over another, and 75% of the time E's are involved.

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Post by dylan644 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:45 pm

Like Kuza said, mine get after me when I'm in their tank. They do t like a giant hand gettin in there and messing things around.

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Post by Laurie LeAnn » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:04 pm

colorcrab: I think a crab was crawling on another at this time and the other one was telling him off ..the pet store owner said it was talkative but I assumed it was only during stressing issues / shell fights ect..


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Post by colorcrab2000 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:13 am

thanks! and, btw @kuza nice signature.
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