Hermit Crab Water And Food Bowls
Hermit crab water & food bowls are an essential item in your enclosure. Find a range of hermit crab bowls and bowl sets to keep your pet crab full & hydrated.
Hermit Crab Food & Water Bowls FAQ's
Do hermit crabs need a food and water bowl?
Yes, hermit crabs actually require three separate bowls. One large bowl for fresh water which they drink from and bathe in, a medium size bowl for saltwater, and a small bowl for food. It is important to provide your hermit crabs with both salt and freshwater, this is because they require the salt water to help harden and condition their shells. They will bathe in their fresh water bowl as well as drink from it, so it is important to provide them with both options. A small food bowl is fine for them, as they don’t eat large amounts.
How many bowls should be in my hermit crabs enclosure?
Hermit crabs require three separate bowls. One large bowl for fresh water which they drink from and bathe in, a mid-size bowl for saltwater, and a small bowl for food.
How often should I clean my hermit crabs bowls?
We recommend cleaning your hermit crab bowls daily. They require fresh food, water and salt water daily, so when replacing them you can give the bowls a wash with warm water and soap to reduce any build up of grime and bad bacteria.
What type of bowls should I provide for my hermit crabs?
Hermit crabs require shallow bowls. We stock bowls specifically designed for hermit crabs. They come in a set of three, including large, medium and small bowls perfect for their fresh water, saltwater and food.
About Hermit Crab Bowls
Because hermit crabs are usually marine creatures, it is important that they have access to salt water for bathing. This will help to make sure that they maintain a clean and healthy skin and exoskeleton. This can be provided with a bowl of salt water, making sure that only the right type of salt is used. They will also need access to fresh water for drinking, which should be provided in a separate bowl. A third bowl should be provided for the crab’s food.
Tap water can contain chemicals and impurities that may be harmful to your crabs. A spray is available that will help to make the water harmless to your crabs.