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I Have Hermit Crabs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 21 People

    They're Adorable

    I got them after holding some at an aquarium. I just fell in love with the little guys! I went to Petco and picked two up. Natural shells--painted shells look tacky to me. I got one with a pretty normal looking shell. The other one's shell looked like an S design. I named them...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jun 2, 2011

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    I Am So Glad My Son Talked Me Into Getting Hermit Crabs

    I am an animal rights activist.  Several years ago, on vacation at the Outer Banks of NC, my son Nathan saw hermit crabs in one of those tourist-trap stores and wanted one.  I said, "No because we don't want to support stores like that.  These crabs are taken from the wild and...
    morticia1969 morticia1969 36-40, F Aug 12, 2011

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    I Have 4

    They are so cute, when they walk they look like little crawling babies with bulging diapers.  They're low maintinence too, they eat peanut butter and jelly and love mac & cheese.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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    So This Really Freaked Me Out!

    SO I have had my hermit crabs for a bout a year and a half now...when i was 15 i had a whole bunch of them but NEVER experienced this before.... I was watching star trek with one of my loves and all of a sudden i hear a squeaking noise...i freaked out because it sounded like a...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F Jul 26, 2012

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    I Have A Question

    is it ok if my hermie is sitting in the corner doing nothing. I checked, and she is not dead. any comments?
    wally12367 wally12367 13-15 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Stella And Hermy

    Stella was female and Hermy was male. Stella was mine and Hermy was my little sisters, mine killed hers when it was switching shells (no shell to protect it from my wittle Stella). Stella died just before the new year :(.
    chubby11yroldgrlme chubby11yroldgrlme 13-15, F Feb 12, 2010

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    I Love Them!

    My mom thinks that they are boring, but i love them so much. My Hermies names are Nina, Ruby, and Rufus. Cute, huh? I wish the Ruby was feeling ok. She hasnt been herself lately.
    wally12367 wally12367 13-15 Jun 8, 2012

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    Duka

            It’s weird that I have this hermit crab and I so did not intend to. Three years ago I went a on little vacation to get away from my then live in boyfriend. My boyfriend was a big animal lover and wanted to have one of everything. We were...
    Sagethoughts Sagethoughts 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2008

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    I Have 2 Hermit Crabs

    Their names are Pinky and Sandy.  I use to have 2 others, Crabby Patty and Mr. Crabs but they died.  I think they had some kind of sickness when I got them.  I've had the current 2 for 3.5 years though.  I try to take good care of them by providing the...
    bellonium bellonium 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    At The Fair

    I went to a fair in my city, and of course at every fair they have a game where you can win a fish, but this fair was different. When I went up to the booth, it said fish, and HERMET CRABS!!!!!! So I got the hermit crab and I named him Sheldon. When I got home I was thinking it...
    gergking662 gergking662 13-15, M Jun 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Now I either have to go with the whole "I am going to be a hermit for my entire life" and go with the whole "What I meant to say is I love you but I never want to see you again...
    Redstrings Redstrings 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ever since was little I've moved place to place. The longest I would stay at one place would be up to a year. I've met many people this way. Only thing is, fatherless and starting...
    ManWithFace ManWithFace 22-25, M Mar 27

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    The Hermit ChampionHello strangers.Been thinking this for a while now and things have turned out just like I predicted that they would.For those who've known me for a while now...
    EngravedInYourHearts EngravedInYourHearts 22-25 6 days ago

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    hey. I'm Sophia.: my parents are strict. and they expect me to be elegant and graceful, have high EQ and IQ. I have to be a good role model to my sister and I cannot go back home...
    SophiaKeil SophiaKeil 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Just because I have come to grips with my illness, my brain, and my eventual demise, does not mean that I'm not allowed to grieve for the life I could have led, for the people I...
    rorenchan rorenchan 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Picked up these babies at work today. I have 100 of these little guys. And they're even “sterilized by gamma radiation.” Fancy. I've been craving to have a razor near by. Maybe...
    Ha12mo17y Ha12mo17y 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Picked up these babies at work today. I have 100 of these little guys. And they're even “sterilized by gamma radiation.” Fancy. I've been craving to have a razor near by. Maybe...
    Ha12mo17y Ha12mo17y 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Someone here answered my question and commented something that reminded me of a very very old thought which I haven't thought of since I was 8. I just remembered how when I was...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am so down. I have recently become single and no longer have any friends. I am so lonely. All I have is my family an work friends.
    doglovverr56 doglovverr56 22-25, F 2 Responses 37 mins ago

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    Hi. Im new to this so.. please be understanding! I only have one personality. Her name is DoryBob and she is 3. Is it common to only have one alter?
    SallyandBob SallyandBob 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    My colleague (7yrs younger)at my new job Is flirting with me. he tries to touch me any chance he gets and coming up with cheesy lines thinking that will impress me. I'm still not...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This pain is inescapable, an anguish resides in a place where there was once love. This pain turns the minutes into hours, and it consumes ones joy. The epicenter of the hurt is in...
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    Having a bitchy resting face sucks. When I'm thinking deeply or concentrating, people usually think I'm sad and they ask me if I'm okay. I appreciate their concern but it gets...
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    Sometimes you thought you did the right thing. Well, I thought I did. But, I forgot I did it, and got now I'm thinking I should not have done that. Because something shifted and I...
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    My experience is shorter than 25 characters but I cannot post it If it's shorter than 25 characters so I have no experience :(
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    For as long as I can remember I've been so sad, and have dreading every day and wishing I would just disappear. Then one day about 2 years ago I decided to kill myself, I was about...
    pinapls pinapls 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't really feel like anyone else seems to realize just how severely either. I have no local friends. The people I live with are much more introverted and able to deal with...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    At the beginning of January, my friend's mother died from a painful cancer. She was in terrible pain for months, and it was no surprise to me when she passed. I stayed with my...
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    I have always had an addictive personality. However, I think in some cases it's better described as "obsessive" rather than addictive. I'm either all in, or not at all. It's my...
    bambino420 bambino420 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    how can i learn to trust people? i can't trust anyone with anything even the simplest things just stress me out... I don't trust my boyfriend with anyone. even if he wanted to go...
    whiskey1993 whiskey1993 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't have to meet someone face to face to care for, protect & worry about them. I'll take anyone's secrets to my grave. I'm loyal. I'm not judgemental. I'm open minded. If...
    nightowl2015 nightowl2015 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So two days ago I had a dream and I was awaken but I was still asleep lol a dream within a dream anyhow the left side of my bedroom wall open up (I sleep in a basement)and a whole...
    Msflaz29 Msflaz29 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm 13, girl, I have this problem since birth, my grandmother had this problem and from her my father is having it, I don't know what it really is but after searching it on...
    Angelina132 Angelina132 13-15 1 hr ago

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    My previous boss told me he could have given me a better rating for that year's work. He praised my achievement and taking a leadership role in a project. But I had not ever joined...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    My mother, who taught me to cook from the age of 4, always said I should run a restaurant or a cafe. I have never done so but do enjoy cooking. However 2 weeks ago I was cooking...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    One day, most likely when i retire from whatever stressful business life i'll have, i will open a small quaint bakery and actually get paid for all baking i do! and small dishes...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 37 mins ago

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    I don't really have many friends, but even if an acquaintance I felt some attraction for asked me if I would be down to have sex, I wouldn't hesitate. I know a few of my friends...
    esthersaccount esthersaccount 18-21, F Mar 18

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    How could you fake your feelings so well? Make me believe you were different from the rest? Let me show you off to all my friends as if you were the greatest bf out there? Buy me...
    gkaren gkaren 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I am back after a long time. :) I have been through a lot, and I learnt many things since I was gone.
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M Mar 18

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    An experience I can definitely relate too. It's seems all my life I've felt like I had friends but quickly realize that if I don't call, text, or make plans I won't hear from them...
    tiara29 tiara29 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have done a lot of mistakes in my past. Actions that I thought were the most logical at that time... I just wish I could tell the people I hurt that I am sorry for what I did...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M Mar 18

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    My mom has been sober for some time now, but I have the same anxious feeling after she comes back from work or the store or when she sleeps longer than usual, like I brave myself...
    justanotherbrokengirl justanotherbrokengirl 16-17, F Mar 18

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