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My crab is eating the sand!!! Is that OK?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Crabby1, Feb 1, 2006.

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  1. Crabby1

    Crabby1 "Third Molt, A Success"

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  2. Jedi_sena

    Jedi_sena Guest

    Okay to eat sand

    Many substrates are edible, especially eco-earth and moss. And there may be tiny particles of coral or plant fiber or salts in beach sand or playsand. It may be that they are consuming those particles instead of the actual sand. There's not much you can do to stop your crab from eating sand. It is probably a sign that he needs a certain mineral or nutrient found in sand so you might re-think their diet. Are you offering a large variety of foods? Are you offering saltwater? You may need to provide other forms of highly nutritious foods like spiralina or calcium-rich foods like cuttlebone and eggshells.
     
  3. CrabE

    CrabE Guest

    You shouldn't really worry. Crabs will eat sand. Calci-Sand is definantly okay for hermit crabs to eat because it has Calcium in it. Good luck!!! :laughing1:
     
  4. hermiesrokmysox

    hermiesrokmysox (Large Crab)

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    my crabs eat dirft wood! And the sand! lol :icon_thumleft:
     
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