Hermit Crab Articles

An Introduction to Hermit Crabs

Building a Great Crabitat

Choosing a Substrate for my Land Hermit Crabs

Creating a Great Home for your Hermit Crab

Feeding your Land Hermit Crab

Food and Water for Your Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab Cages

Hermit Crab Food

Hermit Crab Mating - Does Hermit Crab Breeding Occur in Captivity?

Hermit Crab Molting

Hermit Crab Molting - Understanding the Molting Process

Hermit Crab Shells

How many species of land hermit crabs are kept as pets?

Interesting Hermit Crab Facts

Land Hermit Crab Molting

Recommended Diet for a Pet Land Hermit Crab

Selecting your Land Hermit Crab

The Basics of Hermit Crab Behavior

The Daily Care of Hermit Crabs

The Importance of Hermit Crab Shells

The Importance of Temperature for Hermit Crabs

The Ugly Truth About Pretty Shells

Tips for Handling Your Hermit Crab

Water is the Most Important Hermit Crab Need

What Kind of Water Should My Hermit Crab Drink?



In the wild Land Hermit Crabs are scavengers, so they will eat basically anything. The best food for your Hermit crab is specially formulated food sold by retailers. The Land Hermit crab food contains animal and vegetable substances, and an addition of vitamins and minerals. Although, there is this formulated food for them, I would not give them just this food. The reason being that is they need a variety of different foods just like we do to keep a balanced diet. Hermit crabs eat sporatically, similar to Goldfish. Sometimes they will eat a lot and at other times very little.


They should be fed each day and you should remove any uneaten food from the previous day. If they have eaten all the food from the previous feeding, try to give them a little more this way you can soon be able to discern the proper amount of food. Here is a small list of some foods that they can be given from the 4 basic food groups for a Hermit crab: