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Good bye Mr. Crabs

Discussion in 'Hermit Crab Obituaries - In Memory Of "Skip".' started by Mommy2Crabs, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. Mommy2Crabs

    Mommy2Crabs (Small Crab)

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    My first hermit crab died sometime between last Thurs. and last nite (Mon). He had been sick as some of you know. I left him alone in front of some food, water and honey hopeing that he would be enticed to eat. He didn't move. I found out he was dead when my crab Crazy tipped him over to peak at him. Mr. Crabs claw just hung out of his shell. I cried. I really tried everything for him. My tank is perfect. The other crabs are all healthy and active. I still feel responsible for the little guys death. What did I do wrong? I ask myself that over and over again. I guess maybe I'm too sensitive, but I really feel aweful. Thanks for letting me get all this out.:(
     
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    Stephen2342 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. :( It's always hard to lose a pet and not know the cause. How long had you had Mr. Crabs? Maybe he had a pet store illness/sickness/fungus/infection?
     
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    I was told he had PPS (post purchase syndrome). I think everyone was right. He was a little guy. Maybe captivity was too hard for him? The pet store where I bought him didn't care for the crabs right. That's why I bought all of them from them. I thought maybe I could save them all. But I guess I didn't.:(
     
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    P.S. I had him for 3 weeks. Even though it was a short time, he was so cute and sweet.:)
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I think we all go through that when we have a death. I know I did. PPS is not you. Mr. Crabs did not have the energy and strength to make it through.

    You do have the others, who are adjusting nicely. :p
     
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    Thank you for your kind words. I really needed to hear that. I am feeling a little better now. Thanks to you, I would have never known what was going on with him in the first place. I am really happy I am not in the dark.
     
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