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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Plz answer hermit crab leg loss

Hi I have had my two hermit crabs for a few months now and this morning one had dropped both claws. I need help in answering and I am prepared for the worst. Please help me.
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Do you provide them with both salt water and fresh water, in separate bowls? This is vital to their health. Is the environment kept humid?

As long as they are in a healthy environment, the legs will grow back eventually. He may have trouble eating for some time if he lost both claws.

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Yea I have both and they are dechlorinated, the haven't been fighting because the other one is in a molt. The humidity is decent, i spray the room regularly. Hopefully the grow back and she doesnt die
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Inverts are pretty good about regrowing legs.
As long as she can eat she'll be fine.
Maybe watch to see if she can eat? They never give up so she'll probably figure something out. :)

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What are the odds of her being alright? I mean she was fine then just dropped them, I've had her for a while and she hasn't molted yet I'm getting more sand to entice her. Will this help her?
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I'm actually not sure what caused the dropping of legs...
Is she getting enough calcium? A calcium sand would be a good idea.

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Yea, I heard somewhere that when they dont have their pinchers peanut butter is a good idea for easy feed and a source of energy. Is this true I might look into calcium sand then if that could help in future
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Yea, they need a lot of calcium to be healthy, and calcium sand gives them calcium (I'm not sure if they eat it or what).
I'd do the peanut butter, makes sense to me.
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okay hopefully she'll be fine, other websites say that she might die and then others say she'll be fine. I hope I can save her!
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Good luck with her! Let me know what happens!
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