Hermit Crabs

Hermit Crabs

by Tristan Boyer Binns, Tristan Boyer Binns
     
 

Do you want to care for an unusual pet? Then read this book to find out if hermit crabs are the pets for you!

What is molting?

What are crabitats?

Why do hermit crabs change their shells?

This book introduces you to hermit crabs. It explains the good points and not-so-good points about keeping hermit crabs and how to become the carer of healthy animals.

Overview

Do you want to care for an unusual pet? Then read this book to find out if hermit crabs are the pets for you!

What is molting?

What are crabitats?

Why do hermit crabs change their shells?

This book introduces you to hermit crabs. It explains the good points and not-so-good points about keeping hermit crabs and how to become the carer of healthy animals. Find out about the basic requirements, such as housing, food, water, and exercise, and how to handle your hermit crabs.

information on the natural behavior of hermit crabs

expert veterinarian advice and tips on how to be a good hermit crab carer

information about habitats and threats to hermit crabs in the wild.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Only two of the over eight hundred species of hermit crabs are sold as pets. Owning this unusual pet involves daily care and the necessity to provide it with a safe and humid environment. This book is a must-read for children and their parents who are considering buying a hermit crab. They do not like to live alone, so you will probably need to buy two! Hermit crabs make wonderful pets, but need daily care even when humans go on vacation. Lists of positive and negative considerations are given, as well as tips on choosing a crab and setting up its "crabitat." Health problems and coping with the loss of a pet are covered. Excellent photographs and fact boxes provide additional information. As part of the "Keeping Unusual Pets" series, the source contains a table of contents, index, glossary, and additional references. 2004, Heinemann Library/Reed Educational & Professional Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
—Laura Hummel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403408259
Publisher:
Heinemann/Raintree
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Keeping Unusual Pets Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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