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Dried bannannas

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by Crabbybeach, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. Crabbybeach

    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    I cut a bannanna in small pieces,and dry they out. My hermit crabs love them. Also My hermit crabs LOVE the new food I got for them its called Hermit crab varity bites by HBH.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    You should get away from feeding your crab the variety bites. It contains ingrediants that are not good for them at all. Introduce them to fresh foods and vegetables. Here is a list of edible foods:

    Alfalfa (fresh and dried)
    Almonds (unsalted, unseasoned)
    Apples (fresh and dried)
    Avocado (green flesh only)
    Banana (fresh and dried)
    Barley
    Beef (raw or cooked plain only)
    Bell Peppers (all colors)
    Blackberries (fruit and leaves)
    Bloodworms
    Blue berries
    Bok Choy
    Broccoli
    Brown Rice
    Calendula Flowers
    Cantaloupe
    Carrots (raw, cooked and tops too)
    Cauliflower
    Chard, Swiss
    Celery (leaves too)
    Cheerios,Total or Kashi Cereal
    Chamomlie Flowers
    Chicken (cooked and raw)
    Chicken bones crushed up
    Cholla Wood
    Cilantro (fresh and dried)
    Clams (raw or cooked plain)
    Clover (flowers and leaves)
    Coconut (fresh and dried)
    Collards
    Cork Bark
    Corn and corn meal (small amounts only)
    Cranberries
    Crickets (fresh or dried, must be dead)
    Crustaceans (cooked, exos crushed)
    Cucumber
    Cuttlefish Bone
    Dandelions (all parts)
    Dried Kelp
    Dulse and Dulse Flakes
    Egg (cooked)
    Egg shells (crushed)
    Feeder goldfish (dead)
    Fish Flakes (read lable)
    Flax seeds and meal
    Garbanzos
    Grape Leaves and Grape Vine
    Grapes
    Ggrass (clean, no pesticides or fertilizers)
    Grasshoppers (dead)
    Hibiscus Flowers
    Honey (natural and Organic)
    Kaytee Healthy Toppings (bird section)
    Krill (dried)
    Mandarine orangeMango (fresh and dried)
    Mangrove
    Mealy Worms (dead)
    Milk Thistle (flowers)
    Oak Leaves (dried and crumbled)
    Oak wood, bark
    Ocean Plankton
    Orange
    Papaya
    Parsley
    Peanutbutter (unsweetened, unsalted and organic)
    Pears
    Popcorn (unsalted and unbuttered, plain air popped)
    Raisins (unsweetened, organic)
    Red Raspberry (leaves and fruit)
    Romaine lettuce
    Roobios (african red tea)
    Rose (petals, buds, hips, dried or fresh)
    Sea weeds (Dried)
    Sesame seeds
    Silk worm pupae (dead)
    Silversides (smelly fish)
    Salmon (cooked or raw)
    Spinach
    Sunflower seeds (unsalted)
    Shrimp (dried, raw, cooked, all parts, skins too)
    Spirulina (powder, disks etc)
    Sweet Potato (yams)
    Tangerine
    Tomato
    Tubifex worms (dired)
    Tuna (not canned)
    Wax Worms (dead)
    Whole oats (rolled, non instant oatmeal)
    Zucchini

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  3. Itsy

    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    commercial crab foods have bad things in them that over time cause cause problems or even death.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Oh well thanks The ingredients are Fish meal,Barley,white wheat,red wheat,rye,oats,salt,Coconut,Calcium,wheat flour,spirulina,fish oil,dried yeast,soy,carrot,soy,krill,paes powder,spiniach,Zucchini,Alfalfa meal,brine shrimp,sunflower,capsicum,beet,Garlic,Lettuce,earthworm, and many other good minerals.
     
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    It contains salt, salt is on the unsafe list. Get rid of the food.
     
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    Itsy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Yes salt otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate is very very bad for crabs the only kind of salt your crabs should be intaking only natrual sea salts.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Ok But they have been eating this with no problem. Also I checked on their website and it said that it was special salt.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    No food from the petstores is good for your crab in the long wrong. It is best to throw it out and start feeding fresh. There are bad ingredients ... they don't have to list everything on the label.
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    well they sem to like it and they have been eating it for one month now so I guess they are ok. They are healthy.
     
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    crabbyclaws "Preparing For First Molt"

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    many timees the effect of such bad foods is delayed.the crabs probobly dont actually like the food but pheremones are often added to foods to attracks them to it.
     
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    Crabbybeach people are trying to help you and it's getting to the point where it's becoming annoying how you disrgard the CORRECT information.

    Here's some information from a long term crabber. "A complete, balanced and extreamly varied diet is crucial to hermit crabs well being. Crabs are biologically hardwired to NOT eat the same thing over and over again. They will only repeat a food when the last meal of it has left their systems. "
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    NO Crabbybeach, it is not healthy and they will not be okay if you keep feeding it to them. There are ingredients that draw the crab to the food and it is not healthy!!! One month is not a lot of time. Please, throw it out. Crabs can eat practically whatever you have for dinner. Why would you feed them something that is not good when you can give them meats, fish, shrimp, eggs, chicken, veggies, fruits, anything but the petstore foods....I don't get it.
     
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    jeswwjd23 (Small Crab)

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    Crabbybeach, when i first started crabbing, i got alot of commercial food, cause i didn't know any better then i found this site and found out all the ingredients that are found in the food which is bad for the crabs, so i threw it all away and started giving them a balanced weekly meal, and within 2 weeks, my crabs started coming out and eating on their own, ofcourse they are very picky, but they are not being forced to eat, like the commercial food does. switch to all fresh food, it's what's best for them!!
     
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