In mid July, I sent out a big email to a bunch of my Blogville friends stating that I created an online petition to help educate Petsmart about the unacceptable care they give their hermit crabs. I have three hermit crabs themselves (Brigadier, Lola, and Harley) who I rescued from Petsmart, and the conditions the crabs are forced to live in there are terrible.
Plus, many people think hermit crabs are inexpensive and low maintenance pets that make good beginner critters for their children. However, they are very complex animals who need special care. I've had Brigadier and Lola (Brigadier I found out is most likely male and Lola is female) since September and I've had Harley (who is female) since April. I don't even have an idea of how much money I've spent on the care of my hermit crabs since that time!
Anyway, I know a whole bunch of you have signed my petition, but if not, click here to go sign it! Even if you have signed it, I'm still looking for more supporters. I hope you can share it with your friends and family!
I didn't put too much info about proper crab care in the petition summary because that wouldn't be necessary unless you're hoping to adopt a hermit crab (or two...or three...or four...), but if you ever felt compelled to take home a hermie, you could always email me for some more info.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and sign my petition!