Land Hermit Crabs, are one of the most popular and easy to care for pets available today. These crustaceans are very clean, and can become very friendly once they get to know you. Hermit Crabs tend to sleep during the day and play at night. The warmer their environment the more active they will be.
Hermit Crabs are social and live in large groups in the wild and are therefore best kept in groups of three or more.
Live Stock Special Shipping Requirements
At PetWave we are experts at shipping livestock (including Live Fish, Live Hermit Crabs, Live Insects and Live Aquatic Plants) across Australia. All PetWave live stock are professionally packed and shipped with absolute care and diligence. We ship our products as early as possible after you order on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week to ensure that there is no risk of our livestock being delayed over the weekend. All shipping options are designed to minimise transport time and stress on our live stock to ensure that they arrive fresh, healthy and happy.
Our premium live insects and hermit crabs are carefully packed and labelled to ensure they arrive in great condition at your door. PetWave oversupply our insects by 10 to 20%, to allow for any make up for any small issues. All shipments are ventilated, packed with sufficient dry food and fresh vegetables to ensure that your insects get sufficient nutrients, moisture and oxygen during their journey. All mealworms are packed in wheat bran mealworm bedding, while crickets and woodies are packed with corrugated cardboard to enable them protection and places to hide. Please refer to PetWave Care Sheets for advice on how to care for PetWave insects to ensure a safe transition to their new home.
In the rare event that live stock is adversely affected by transportation, then PetWave offers our 100% Live Guarantee. If it's worth doing, then it's worth doing well! PetWave guarantee that our live fish, live insects, live aquatic plants and live hermit crabs arrive alive at your door. Delivering fresh, healthy & happy live products is the core of PetWave's business and our expertise. We continually work very hard with all parts of our supply chain to ensure that your livestock arrive at your door fresh, healthy and happy.
When we identify unusually extreme temperature forecasts (cold or hot), we will either include extra packaging (such as heat packs or dry ice) or delay delivery until a more appropriate time.
Beautiful little crabs!!By: Erin on 25 March 2020Thank you so much for a seamless transaction. Our three little crabs arrived safely happy and very healthy. I would definitely purchase from petwave again without hesitation.
happy hermiesBy: Bella on 1 March 2020arrived the next day after shipping, in very good condition. happy and active. would highly recommend petwave and will be using them in the future.
Great productBy: renee on 23 May 2019Ordered five crabs in assorted sizes.. All arrived in great condition. Would highly recommend Petwave and will definitely use again in future.
Hermit crab purchaseBy: Rebecca on 6 March 2019Hermit crabs received were healthy and and as described but I was very disappointed in the way they were delivered. They were stuffed in my letter box in the sun on a very hot day. I was lucky I came home shortly after they were delivered. I had asked to be contacted by phone before delivery which never happened. I would not purchase more from pet wave if they were to be delivered in this way.
Healthy and active crabsBy: Shane on 18 July 2018I ordered 14 of these hermit crabs and they all arrived in great condition. It was a wonderful surprise when the crabs that arrived were bigger than the size mentioned on the website. The packaging was excellent and they were scurrying around exploring thier new home only a few minutes after arriving. Over a week later and they are still perfectly healthy.