Learn how to setup and care for your hermit crabs from Dr. Mark Mitchell, Professor of Zoological Medicine at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and Fluker Farms.

Hermit crabs make great pets that are fun and entertaining. Despite their name, they are friendly and very social! Before bringing home your new hermit crabs, it’s important to have all the supplies you need ahead of time. This will ensure your pets have an easy and healthy transition to your care.

Topics discussed include quick facts, enclosures, substrate, accessories, temperature, lighting, diet, nutrition, behavior, handling, and safety.

To supplement this video tutorial, download a Hermit Crab Care Sheet at

0:00 Hermit Crab Care
0:46 Enclosure
1:40 Substrate
2:46 Food & Water
5:37 Accessories
7:32 Temperature & Humidity
9:52 Diet & Nutrition
11:37 Handling & Safety


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