Adopting a Hermit Crab

Are you considering adding a new addition to your crabbie family?  Think about adopting!  You can adopt a hermit crab that needs a new home instead of buying one from a pet store. There are a couple of groups that offer help.

LHCOS ( and also on Facebook) offers re-homing assistance. Check out this link to fill out the adoption form.

Another option is adopting a captive bred hermit crab baby.  Hermit crabs breeding in captivity is very rare but Mary Akers has been a successful pioneer in this rare phenomenon.

Also check out LHCOS sister site -, they have a vast amount of information on all things hermit crabs! (instagram: @hcainsta) is another group that offers hermit crab adoption and rehoming.