Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Nov 10, 2013 2:08:17 GMT -5
Hermit Crab Start Up Costs
If you have to purchase all the necessary supplies brand new to start keeping hermit crabs, the cost can add up VERY quickly. This may be something to look at before you go pick one up at your local pet store thinking it would make a good pet for your child. This is the cost of setting up properly for 2 hermit crabs.
*10 gallon tank $10-$20 *Lid for 10 gallon tank $10-$30+ *Playsand (50 pounds) $3-$6 *Eco Earth Coconut Fiber (1 brick) $3-$6 *3 dishes for food & water $1-$7 each ($3-$21) *Heat Mat $10-$30 *Water Treatment (to remove chlorine, etc) $5-$15 *Salt Mix $10+ (recurring cost) *Dual Gauge $8-$20 *Food $6+ (recurring cost) *Accessories (1 hide, 1 wood piece & 1 vine) $1-$5, $5+ & $1-$10+ ($7-$15+) *2 hermit crabs $8-$20 *10 extra shells $10-$40+ (recurring cost)
This comes to a cost of $91-$223
There are many things that can be found around your house or yard that can work for dishes, food and decoration and most of us know someone who has an old fish tank they aren’t using; but most of what you need to care for hermit crabs cannot be skimped on or substituted.
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