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Is this safe for hermit crabs to eat?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by Laughs O Lot, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Yesterday, I saw Sherbet eating pieces of the log that she likes to climb in. Is this safe, or is it harmful to the hermit crabs? Are hermies capable enough to know what to eat and what not to eat? THANK YOU!
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    What sort of wood is the log? If it's not pine or any other type of evergreen it should be all right. If not, TAKE IT OUT! And there are other types of unsafe wood I'm forgetting, so we'll have to wait till someone else comes along.
    Hermies seem to eat whatever is available, but they might have some sort of way to know, I'm not sure.
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    There's a list of unsafe woods. If you can't find it on this site, it may be on Julia Crab's epecurian crab site.
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Hi there...and welcome! :)
    It's just as Hildegarde said...there's an unsafe foods list that has woods that shouldn't be used on it at Welcome To Epicurean Hermit! - Index
    Hope your wood is on the safe list. :)
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    If it's a cholla/ choya log, then you're safe. Most crbas will nibble on this kind of log.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    I don't now what kind of wood it is! what does pine or evergreen wood look like?
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    what does a cholla/ choya log look like?
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    If you don't know what it is take it out ASAP!
    Here is cholla. It's a pretty distinctive thing, since it's actually old dried-up cactus, so if it doesn't look like this then it's better safe than sorry.
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