Can hermit crabs live out of their shells?

Answer

Yes, hermit crabs do come out of their shells, this commonly happens during shell fights where the attacking crab will try to drive the defending crab out. Don’t worry this is normal and usually the crabs exchange shells. One method to help your crab go back into their shell is the called the glass cup method. Simply, dip the naked crab in water to wash of any dirt, rinse out their abandoned shell, and put the crab and the shell into a glass cup. Leave the cup in an isolation tank and they will reenter their shell.
Q&A Related to "Can hermit crabs live out of their shells?"
not long you should try a to find a way to put him back in his shell or he will die. My Hermit crab left his shell and never made it back. In other words: He left the house and never
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1. Remove the dead hermit crab from its habitat and place it in a plastic zip-lock bag. Freeze it for several hours. This will make the crab's body stiff, which should allow for easier
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Never forcible remove your hermit crab from its shell, as it can die.
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i think you should educate yourself on the pet you are killing . it will not live long unless you can encourage it to go back into its shell . and why on earth do you not have spare
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1 Additional Answer
Yes, hermit crabs can live out side of their shells since it is not attached to the body. However, they prefer to use one for protection.
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