Any good videos for a new crab owner

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kmaurine
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Any good videos for a new crab owner

Post by kmaurine » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:29 pm

My 8 year old daughter got 2 hermit crabs for her bday this weekend from a friend. I have been doing research, getting them set up with a good home, and asking questions here. I, of course, can share info with her. But, I think she would feel more ownership with it all if she got the info herself. She LOVES animals, in general, and is a little sponge and wealth of info. In her free time she often watches zillions of animal videos on youtube. She can read well, but I know that a video would be more appealing to her. So, any suggestions for some good care and info videos for her? Thank you all for your help and support.

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Re: Any good videos for a new crab owner

Post by amcniel94 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:54 pm

Have you tried browsing youtube?


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Re: Any good videos for a new crab owner

Post by kmaurine » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:05 pm

I haven't yet. But, will. I just was wondering/hoping there were a couple of good go-to videos people knew about so I wouldn't inadvertently direct her to bad advice.

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Re: Any good videos for a new crab owner

Post by amcniel94 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:15 pm

Yeah. Um, I'm not sure but if you read the care info on here and looked through youtube videos to find the right ones before showing her, that could work.


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Re: Any good videos for a new crab owner

Post by soilentgringa » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:01 pm

As the mom of an 8 year old, may I offer some input? My son is an avid scientist and loves all creatures, but rarely has more interaction with the crabs than watching them every once in a while and assisting me once a month with tank duties (they are done more often but he has no interest). Since they require such specific care and aren't a pet you would handle or play with, younger children just get bored with them quickly.
I want to welcome you to HCA and link you to our care guides, I apologize for not writing more; just spent 13 hours in labor and delivery as a coach and am just about to fall asleep sitting up.

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Re: Any good videos for a new crab owner

Post by soilentgringa » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:01 pm

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