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Hermit Crab Care Basics

There's more to hermit crabs than just giving them a cage and a sponge. This article will go over the basics of providing your hermit crab with a happy home that meets their needs.


How to Care for a Pet Garden Slug

An article on slugs, their characteristics, interesting facts about them, and how to care for a slug if you wish to keep one as a pet. Kids will be interested, but care has to be taken to maintain all health precautions for the kids and the slug!

A misguided hermit crab chooses a bottle head cap as its shell.

Choosing Hermit Crab Shells

This guide will help you choose the best shells for your hermit crabs. Shells that are too small or too large are uncomfortable for hermit crabs, so it is important to provide them with a variety of shells. Painted shells are dangerous to your crabs' health.

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How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

Praying mantids make beautiful and fascinating pets. In their behavior and mannerisms, they are like uncuddly cats—fastidiously clean, curious, and predatory. Unlike cats, you can't really pet them—here's how to care for a mantis pet.