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OK this is a pic of the little meals that I make for my hermit crabs. ^^ most people don't know but obviously crabs are scavengers, they swarm over beaches and eat a wide variety of foods, protien, fruit, and veggies. they get hopelessly bored with eating little flakes out of a jar - not to mention, that stuff is often full of additives and things that the crabs can be very sensitive to.

hermit crabs *much* prefer fresh foods. so, learning this early on in my crab keeping, I started preparing little dishes of food for my crabs -- and for some reason when you are making teeeeeeeeny tiny little dishes of food for teeeeeny tiny little animals, it comes out looking like doll food no matter what you do. and when I was making these dishes up I happened to have a friend over who saw this and started laughing so hysterically that he demanded I take a photograph then and there, and so, this is crab food ^^

rigiht now I am putting it up so ~therealShelob can laugh at me :lol: :glomp:

these dishes of crabfood contain a half a steamed shrimp, coconut, walnuts, eggshell, raisins, a bit of seaweed, oats, and honey. mmmmmm nummy :drool: :aww::rofl::glomp::heart:
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Maru-sha Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
D'AAAAAWWWW~!! They get a little buffet~!

All mine get are apples, tomatoes and strawberries. They would get turkey, but it has salt in it!!! AAAAH!!!
baby-snakes Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
aw! have you tried giving them eggs? mine really like hard boiled eggs.. and also steamed shrimp ^^

also they really love to eat the egg shells too. :aww: i have another little dish with just crushed eggshells, and some marine salt, and stuff like seaweed flakes and they spend more time in that dish than in the regular food dishes....... :aww:
therealShelob Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
OH MY GOD!! YOU ARE THE CUTEST THING EVER!!!:iconteeheekittyplz:


2nd: Raisins and coconut, HOW DELIGHTFUL!!:excited:

3rd: I don't think they are spoiled, just lucky!! A lot more people should pamper their babies!! Shameful secret, ....NOT!:#1:

4th: Thank you for posting this, it made me smile BIG + i needed it!!
This is just SO sweet!! I bet it is super cute to see them "have at it"!:heart::love::heart:

People who treat critters well are special people indeed!! :iconsweethugplz:

baby-snakes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
awwe :hug: im so glad you got a smile out of it.. seeing people's reactions has certainly given me a major laugh.. :^^ :aww::heart: it *is* so very cute to see them eat - they hover over the shell and pick up tiny bits with their claw, or they will sneakily grab a piece and run off with it, to get it away in a private place just for them ^^ :icondancedanceplz: when new food gets put in all their little antennas start wiggling and waving as the try to 'smell' what it is ^^ :lmao:

im so glad it made you smile ^^

and yes, I try to get stuff that theyd be likely to find in the wild.. in the wild they are often found in or near coconuts.. :nod: they LOVE raisins and grapes.. papaya.. and shrimp. :aww: fortunately, Im *not* the only one who does this.. there are huge groups of people online who get together and talk about crab keeping and literally every one (who is serious about it) feeds them like this, and yes, many take pictures, and even swap recipes.. :omg: I love my little crabbies so much. you know they are closely related to arachnids.. and so I get all the awesomeness of keeping spiders, without the people being afraid of them part ^^ :aww::glomp::glomp::glomp: :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
JawsyJaws Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Artist
:rofl: oh my gosh you made a fancy little hermit crab buffet! :aww: that's so awesome! :glomp: :heart:
baby-snakes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh man.......... I can't believe how many people are looking at my scraps! this is so humilliating :blushes: yes. yes....... my secret is out! I make tiny dishes of food for a group of extremely spoiled small crustaceans! *flailing* :glomp::hug::hug: theyre just so tinnyyyy...... :tears::hug:

JawsyJaws Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Artist
ahahaha! i have lots of people look at my scraps too don't worry :lol: that is so awesome though! the most fancy thing i've made for my snakes has been chopped up worms or something! bwahahah i want a hermit crab, a couple of my friends have them and they paint the shells and stuff! they have a little football one, it's awesome! :heart: :glomp:
baby-snakes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have truly come to love these crabs ^^ they are so sweet and cute. ^^ HOWEVER I have to say, I do NOT recommend them unless you really want to get into it!

when you buy crabs at a petstore, they will act like they are an easy beginner pet and its no big deal, but they are actually an exotic species with very specific requirements....// petstores don't tell people what they really need, to make more sales. its really sad! many crabs people get die a slow sad death because they do not have the proper conditions that they need :( :( :( so if you are gonna get herms, there's just a few easy things they need, but without them, they cannot live :( :( :(

BUTTTT...... (I said butt :lol:) GUESS WHAT..... I found a club called :iconeverythinghermitcrab:.. and they are too busy to run it and so they said I could take over as admin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconexcitedplz: Im so thrilled right now. so if you are really into herms in any way you should check out that club! Im going to write articles about herm keeping and other stuff to raise awareness for people ^^ they are super super fun but, they are -not- an easy pet to keep.. it would be so awesome if you could get some crabs.. but you oughta check out my articles first.. its not simple by any means to do it right.. // :glomp::heart::glomp::heart:
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Writer
baby-snakes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
ROFL haha I can't believe you looked at this :aww: :rofl: :glomp::heart: now you know my shameful secret ^^ :lmao::heart:
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Writer
I thought it was cute!
baby-snakes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: thank you ^^ :aww:
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