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Fretting. Hermit crabs, please stay alive.

by happy_nel on June 29, 2010   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My sister "donated" 3 hermit crabs to us; she had them for 2 months and couldn't have looked happier as we drove away with 3 hermit crabs in the car. Why? Because caring for them is so much work - as described in "Hermit Crabs for Dummies". I am constantly checking on them and poking them to see if they are alive. This is ridiculous, I don't have time for this!


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