Friday, January 16, 2009

I've got CRABS, people!!

Yes, you read that right, I've got crabs!
First of all for those of you who clicked my title link in curiosity, I have one word for you.
You are SICK, people!!!

If this is your first time visiting my blog, weather you by chance landed here or you purposely Googled crabs (which I'm not judging!). I'll have you know I've never had crabs nor do I know how to treat them, but I have plenty of room in my Followers box in the side bar. So, feel free to stay or pop in and lurk at your leisure.

For those of you already following along. Remember back when I said we were getting a turtle for the girls. I know many of you had your concerns over the whole salmonella issues and all. So, if you were worried, scared, or just didn't care, you'll be happy to know I didn't get the turtle. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was another one of my dumb ideas. Instead we decided to go with two little painted hermit crabs.
Before going to buy our new friends we had plenty of time to discuss and research them.

Preparing to buy the crabs;

The girls had many questions.
(All of which usually came blurting out in public places! Thank you, girls!!)

Where do you get crabs?
Can we play with our crabs?

Do the crabs eat food?
What color are crabs?
Mommy, mommy, mommy....

The researching went just as well.
(FYI, if you go to research crabs on the internet don't forget to add the word HERMIT first!)
You must provide at least two extra shells of varying sizes in their cage. Do Not be alarmed if your crab changes it's shell as often as every two days.
Jason; "Well, I'm not buying the things a whole wardrobe!!"

Oh, and then there was the shopping experience.
We had to pick up every hermit crab two to three times, to decide just exactly which two we were buying.
The extra shells we had to purchase were only a dollar less than purchasing the ones with the crab inside, go figure!
We needed beach ball sponges, dishes, glow in the dark sand, food, water conditioner yada yada , basically the whole store!

So, I ask you if there are any concerns with these, please just keep them to yourself, because it's too late! They have set up home on their happy little turtle island, and the girls are already attached.

Now, without further ado Please welcome Speedy & Mr. Crabs ~

This is 'Speedy' he is Kailey's crab, you can't see but he has a number 8 on his back. Just like his race car shell he is a racer, hence the name speedy. Sorry, I could only take one picture because he kept running off.

Next is Mr. Crabs, Madisen's crab. His name came from her favorite cartoon Sponge Bob. He's a little shy!
(I say he, they could be girls??! Or one girl and one boy, Oh that would be bad!! Lest we not forget the 'guinea pig incident'.)

I know what your thinking that's just a shell , Not a crab! No Really! See look... there really is a crab in there! (Uhmm.. A dead crab maybe??)

No he comes (Few!!Thank God) he was just hiding, he's okay (my heart can start beating now!).

Well, That's all I've got for today. Thanks for stopping by, hope this hasn't left you in a Crabby mood for today. ha ha

Note; If there is a such thing as crab activists, and you believe the crabs should not be painted. Please forward all comments to Pets Smart and take it up with them, I did not paint them! (In fact just look at it as a rescue on my part.)


  1. I was just going to ask if you used a non lead based paint, but I won't waste my time. I'm off to e-mail the CEO of Pets Smart.;)

    P.S. Love your crabs.

  2. So cute! And much easier than a turtle, we have one of those.

  3. So what happens if Mr. crabs goes for a walk out of his 'Mr. Crabs' shell around the cage. At the same time, Speedy ditches his/her shell. Then they play musical shells...which one is mr crabs, and speedy??

    I'm just thinking ahead to a fight or two down the road. I want you to be able to win these wars, especially with one to their two!! Just helping a sister out!

  4. LOL...Kritta ones a lot smaller than the other, so I'm covered!
    I think ahead too!

  5. What a great blog you have! I really enjoyed reading all your posts!

  6. Oh my gosh, you're back! That's what I get for not having you on my list. It's so nice to see you--you were born to blog!

    But I'm so glad I came today, because I've been thinking hermit crabs for my kids' first pets, and I want to hear all about it.

    I was just catching up and laughing because there were lice in my daughter's class--right next to her and her long hair. We dodged the bullet!

  7. Fun pets. They creep me out a little, but they're still pretty cute. My friend had one when we were in college.

  8. What a great pet idea. I love the shells also. We had one years ago, my son loved it. But alas, for some reason it died. he had a great time with it though. Ours only came out at night to change shells.


Girls could you PLEASE give our guest some space. Take your brother and go play. Sorry,it's hectic here, what were you saying?"...

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