So you think you might want a hermit crab to keep as another decoration in your room? Think again! Hermit crabs want to live free in the sunshine, not bottled up in aquariums. They want to hang out with their friends. In fact, when they are allowed to grow up in their natural habitat, they live in colonies of 100 or more. Hermit crabs only live in warm parts of the world. They will only lay their eggs in the ocean and will not reproduce in captivityso that means that every crab in every tourist shop and pet store was ripped away from his or her home and family. These little guys need your help! What can you do? Never buy a hermit crab or support a store that sells them. Educate your friends! Tell everyone you know why hermit crabs don’t make good pets.
Thousands of hermit crabs are sold to tourists in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and they're destined to spend their lives inside glass tanksbored, lonely, and far from their real homes in the South. Herman was one of them (you could tell by his painted shell), but a PETA staffer’s daughter found him wandering around on the roadside and rescued him. Luckily for Herman, another PETA staffer was heading down to Florida and agreed to take Herman along so that he could live out his life where he belongs … in the warm sand and surf! Watch "Herman the Hermit's Big Adventure" below!
Herman the Hermit's Big Adventure
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