Live Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs

Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs

Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs

Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs

Live Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs

Live Pet Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs for Sale. Looking for some cute hermit crabs for your crabitat? These pretty purple pinchers will bring your hermit crab habitat to life.

Their shells have been cleaned and polished thoroughly. They’ll be eager to mingle with their habitat and play as soon as you receive them. Your hermit crabs will be young and will give you many years of joy if you take good care of them. As you tend to their needs, your crustacean pets will grow bigger inside their habitat and form a strong bond with you.

  • You’ll get live purple pincher hermit crabs and an extra, larger shell for each hermit crab to move into after they’ve finished molting.
  • LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED! Please do not order if it’s below 40°F or above 85°F in your area. Our live arrival guarantee will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
Recommended for ages 4 years and up, with adult supervision
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 years



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Hermit crabs are adorable starter pets for kids. They are highly sociable with each other and play together all the time. With proper care, your purple pincher hermit crabs might live for up to 20 years.

Not Really Hermits

Hermit crabs usually like to mingle with other hermit crabs and play around on beaches. They do this while scavenging for food together. You should make sure that they can take part in similar activities inside their crabitats. Several hermit crab toys and habitat centerpieces are available to give them new objects to climb on and interact with.

But they do like to remain hidden during the day. Make sure you arrange for enough hiding opportunities inside their habitat.

Carrying Home on Their Back

Purple pincher hermit crabs are called so because of their characteristic bigger, purple claw. They are usually found in tropical and sub-tropical regions. They are nocturnal scavengers who use a borrowed shell to protect their soft body parts.

Your purple pincher hermit crabs will come with thoroughly cleaned and polished shells. There will be enough room inside the shell for them to retreat into. Eventually, they will undergo molting and grow bigger. Then they will need a bigger shell to occupy. For this purpose, we provide an extra, larger shell.

Hermit Crabs Know How to Party

Hermit crabs like to hide, dig, climb, and party at night. These energetic ten-footed crustaceans will spruce up your mood with their antics. While your purple pincher hermit crabs will spend most of their daytime sleeping in a hut, they like to party at night and throw a ruckus.

If your crabitat contains a number of hermit crabs, they will all compete to play with the same toy at the same time. It’s their way of having fun and socializing! Hermit crabs have certain special needs such as high humidity inside their tank. But they are not difficult to keep and make for excellent starter pets.

26 reviews for Live Purple Pincher Hermit Crabs

  1. 5 out of 5

    Both arrived alive and seemingly well! Shipping was much faster than expected and they were packed very well. Two very different personalities! We have the explorer who only stops for snack breaks, and the hermit who just wants to sit in their hut (or the corner) and be anti social.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Well packed and ready for a new adventure outside their containers 🙂

  3. 5 out of 5

    I had a 10 gal tank and just needed the crabs and these came alive and well I let them have a day of rest after being in the mail and today my kids have played with them non stop.

  4. 5 out of 5

    I’m a soon to be 52 year old woman that still enjoys these little guys. I have ordered these crabs through this seller several times. They come to you very well packed with extra shells. They are young and will give you many years of joy if you take good care of them. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to have hermit crabs as a pet. As soon as I get a larger home for them I will be back to order some more. Of course they can be found in most pet stores, but I’m putting my money to something that I find to be a better and highly worth it quality pet. They are young, clean, attractive crabs. I love mine and you will too!

  5. 4 out of 5

    One was perfect condition, very active. other is active also, but one leg had fallen off (probably from anxiety/travel) but it molted and leg is back 🙂

  6. 4 out of 5

    Happy with this item.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I received the crabs within a week of ordering. They came individually packaged with shredded paper and a wet sponge. They were eager to play and come out as soon as I opened them. Compared to the two crabs I bought at Petco, these are much more active and fun to watch and they drink and eat regularly. Both are large and healthy and came in beautiful shells and two to grow into, which they’ve both already switched shells. I would definitely order again.

  8. 3 out of 5

    Be sure to order this cute little guys when the weather is not to hot. This is why my crabs arrived dead.

  9. 2 out of 5

    Crabs died 2 days after delivery. Their shells were pretty.

  10. 5 out of 5

    They arrived on time, one was very lively and is doing well, but the other arrived dead.
    Ya’ll were very nice and sent me one to replace it. That one was alive, but very sluggish. It died 2 weeks later, I’m sorry to say.
    Thank you very much. Ya’ll did try.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Both were larger than I expected, very active and ready to explore their new home. I had been concerned about the transit time (1 week) but the crabs seemed none the worse for it. Right now they’re climbing the branch in their tank!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Only one arrived well. We thought the other was dead. After giving it a bath it started moving slightly but went back to being anti-social and lethargic. We took them both to the vet and he said to give the sick one some time but that the active one was just fine. It died the next morning. The healthy one was lively and and loved walking around, it’s very fun to watch.

  13. 5 out of 5

    I have had these 2 happy hermits for over a month now and they have brought me great joy. Thanks so much!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    First crab came dead though this company gave me no problem and sent me a new one right away. This crab is super active and after 10 minutes of having it it was crawling and loving life great site.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ordered 6 crabs very pretty shells five arrived alive one dead the dead was replaced with another and sadly it only lived for a little bit the others are doing well and are very active and love running around two even switched shells the night we got them.

  16. 5 out of 5

    They are very active. They eat and drink regularly and are doing great! I have had them for two months now and they are thriving. These are the best crabs I have gotten. All of the shells are beautiful. I will for sure get all my crabs and plants from here whenever I need them. I am very happy with the product.😁😍

  17. 4 out of 5

    I ordered 3 Crabs from here and all of them were dead. 🙁 but I asked for new ones . they sent me 3 healthy alive hermit crabs. Me and my siblings love playing with them. I would definitely recommend! so easy

  18. 5 out of 5

    I ordered two hermit crabs and they both arrived alive and happy! They appear to be very healthy compared to when I buy them from local pet stores. They are currently in great hands and have 10 other hermies they can play with. I am a first and returning customer!

  19. 4 out of 5

    I ordered one hermit crab and it arrived alive and well. I named her Wonder because the whole time she was being delivered I was wondering if he or she was ok. She came a bit chilly but I gave her a bath and she perked right up. She is also getting along with her sisters and brother and we will definitely be getting more crabs from this site soon! Although this is all great news she is a little smaller than what I was expecting. It said that my crab would be medium sized but i would say she is very tiny. Other than that great site definitely would recommend.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carlos did everything in his power to make sure we had the two live baby hermit crabs we ordered! When Peggy passed he gladly sent a replacement who is active happy and will soon be moved to our homeschooling hermitat! His customer service is beyond excellent! Plus he has tiny baby crabs perfect for a 20gal long hermitat for homeschooling!!! Dont hesitate to use for your hermit crab needs his stock is happy active and young with a 40 year lifespan this is great!

  21. 5 out of 5

    I ordered multiple crabs, and am happy to report that all survived the trip. They are having a blast dining on my custom made hermit crab food. These little guys have brought my family so much joy.

  22. 5 out of 5

    both arrived alive and doing well they are climbing over the big cong shell rite now. I am very happy with this idem thank you!

  23. 5 out of 5

    I purchased the 2 hermit crabs and the habitat about 6 months ago. Both hermit crabs arrived alive and well and the habitat had all the items and the instructions for care. Six months later I only have one left. But he’s pretty neat. I’m going to order another.

  24. 5 out of 5

    I ordered 2 kits, out of the 4 hermies 3 arrived alive and are doing well. One did not arrive alive but was quickly replaced. I highly recommend getting a larger tank. They love to dig and climb! The tank they come in is great for travel or a temporary molting tank!

  25. 5 out of 5

    I bought two crabs about a month ago and they have been thriving ever since! They did go down for a couple weeks to either de stress or molt, so don’t be alarmed if yours does too (it is normal). I would recommend! They came in good shells (not the harmful painted ones in pet stores). They were also packaged securely and safely. They have brought joy to my toddler as she is always excited to see Shelly and Sandy!

  26. 5 out of 5

    ordered a pair to add to my solo crab. Arrived healthy they are very excited to meet the other crab since hermits live in groups. Lively bunch even during the daytime…great pet for the grandkids to watch and handle.

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