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.