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Hermit Crab

Hardback Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides

By (author) Audrey Pavia

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 211mm x 13mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 17 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Hoboken, NJ
  • ISBN 10: 0471793795
  • ISBN 13: 9780471793793
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed.
  • Sales rank: 910,216

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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs. Hermit crabs are social creatures, so most owners have several. They're easy to care for and fascinating to watch as they grow, molt, climb, dig, burrow, and crawl. They ""adopt"" shells that they carry on their back like a mobile home! With colorful photos and helpful tips, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to get started, including: * Choosing your hermit crabs * Setting up an interesting crabitat with a warm, humid environment * Essential equipment and supplies * Handling, feeding, and misting your hermit crabs * Providing extra shells so your critters can change shell ""housing"" as they grow Discover intriguing ways to have fun with hermit crabs. They're truly low cost, low maintenance, captivating pets.

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Award-winning author Audrey Pavia has been a professional pet writer since 1987. A graduate of New York University, Pavia has written 17 books about pet care, including "Horses For Dummies, The Gecko: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet, " and "Guinea Pig: Your Happy Healthy Pet." She has also written hundreds of articles for pet magazines, including "Reptiles, Aquarium Fish, " and "Critters USA. "In addition to writing about pets, Pavia has worked as an editor for several dog magazines and a monthly horse publication. She lives with her husband, Randy, and an assortment of animals in Norco, California.

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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs.Hermit crabs are social creatures, so most owners have several. They're easy to care for and fascinating to watch as they grow, molt, climb, dig, burrow, and crawl. They "adopt" shells that they carry on their back like a mobile home! With colorful photos and helpful tips, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to get started, including: Choosing your hermit crabsSetting up an interesting crabitat with a warm, humid environmentEssential equipment and suppliesHandling, feeding, and misting your hermit crabsProviding extra shells so your critters can change shell "housing" as they growDiscover intriguing ways to have fun with hermit crabs. They're truly low cost, low maintenance, captivating pets.