February 22, 2016

National Hermit Crab Week: Meet Brigadier & Lola

Welcome to Paw Province, my friends! As you probably know, this week is National Hermit Crab Week, courtesy of Paw Province, meaning that I totally made up this holiday week, but that doesn't mean that we won't have fun! To start off this week of fun, I think it's about time you met my hermit crabs. You might have already met them through my blog, but if you haven't, it's time you get to know them!

This is Brigadier. She is my beautiful young hermit crab who I got in late September. She is the sweetest, most social hermit crab out there, if I do say so myself. I can put my hand in the tank and Brigadier will come running to me! She's just a big lover girl and she's actually pretty fast!

When we first went to Petsmart to meet the hermit crabs and decide which crabs we would reserve to pick up the next day, I asked to see Brigadier. The employee picked up Brig and placed her on the floor. She zoomed to the other side of the floor, and boy, was she fast! I immediately fell in love with the frisky girl, and I knew that I didn't want any other crab! Brigadier has a handsome greenish brown shell that she's had since I got her. She has many shell options in the tank, but she still loves her signature camo shell!

Today Brigadier is just as frisky as she was back then. She loves to play and be handled, and a favorite treat of hers is dried shrimp. Brigadier is my baby and my "heart crab". Most people hear of having "heart dogs" (I have one of those, too) but you can also have a heart crab! Brigadier is a special girl and I'm so happy to have her.















Meet Lola. Though my little sister picked her out to be her crab the day I got Brigadier, Lola is now pretty much my crab. My sister is only five, so she's afraid of handling Lola, and plus I take care of the crabbies anyway. Lola is a very brave crab, but sudden movement causes her to tuck herself into her shell. She loves to climb things, especially her coconut hut!

A favorite food of Lola's would be dried mealworms. It's not uncommon to see her grab a worm in her pinchers and carry it into her hut for dinner. Also, Lola has a whitish red spiral shell that's a little too small for her, but even though she changes shells often, she usually goes back to this shiny white shell!



I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Brigadier and Lola, and please come back tomorrow to learn what you'll need when you adopt a hermit crab and how to choose the right one!

12 comments:

  1. Hiya Brigadier and Lola I am very pleased to meet you. I is looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. I luffs the idea of a frisky fast crab, you sound great funs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thanks! POL I'm so flattered! POL stands for pinch out loud!

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  2. What a couple of adorable crabs!!! We can't wait to learn more about adopting the right hermit crab!

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    1. I'm already getting started on tomorrow's post!

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    1. Brig and Lola say it's nice to meet you, too!

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  4. Hello, darlings! So wonderful to see you both and your shells are spectacular. We adore meeting new friends and we will be visiting all week long.
    Ciao and Little Pinches,
    Beachnut and Shelldon

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    1. Brig and Lola say thanks about what you said about their shells! They find it quite flattering. I hope you hermies will enjoy the rest of the week!

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  5. Finally some friends for the Crabby Girls!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Yep! We're getting to know Beachnut and Shelldon!

      Brigadier and Lola

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  6. HEY THERE..... it is very much NICE to meet the two of you.... you look a LOT like Sarge's Crabby Girrrrls... Just sayin.

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    1. Snap, snap! (those are our pinchers!) It's very nice to meet you pups! Robin says we look a lot like the crabby girls, too. POL (pinch out loud), everyone on here says that about us, so maybe we're long lost sisters? POL, thanks for coming!

      -Brigadier and Lola

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