The horror behind painted shells

Questions about choosing the right shells for your hermit crabs.
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Re: The horror behind painted shells

Post by monitor_ep »

I have adopted (Hermies that were returned) several "painted" Hermies from Petco & Petsmart and I have two that will not change there shells. I have offered several shells there size and they did try them on, but went back to there paint shells. I do not know what else to do.
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Re: The horror behind painted shells

Post by Wai »

Some will be more inclined to change shells after moulting, so be patient. You can also provide unpainted versions of the shells they are wearing.
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Re: The horror behind painted shells

Post by Purple pinchers »

Try washing the other shells in saltwater that will sometimes help get them to change shells because they smell like new shells that washed up on the beach.
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