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Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit

This kit is suitable for up to 10 gallon habitats and includes everything you need to get started on your adventure with your pet hermit crab!
Overall rating:
3.769 / 5
3.8
 / 
5
(13 reviews) 11
11 of 13(85%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Review 1 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews

November 17, 2013
by thhon
fromHonaker, VA
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
Appearance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews
Not enough for a 10 gal tank
-7points
1of 9voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 13 reviews

smells

June 15, 2013
by MrBlaylock
frommadison, ms
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Appearance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 13 reviews
im warning you not to buy this it smells really bad and has horrible quality. plz u will thank me later
Cons: price, hard to clean, low quality
-15points
9of 33voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews

Good starter setup for hermit crabs

January 9, 2013
by Crabtastic
fromAugusta ga
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
Appearance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
If you purchase this set up remember that you will need more sand, you can purchase it cheap at the hard ware store. Also the sand needs to be moist. This helps maintain humidity. If the kit does not have a heater you will need to get one of those as well. :) happy crabbie
Pros: sturdy
+12points
18of 24voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews

animal

November 20, 2012
by dfbgfgghghd
fromspring
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
This is very good easy cleaning and good for other animals such as snakes frogs and other reptiles I do not get why it should just be for hermit crabs but well ya I love this 4 my frog and other reptiles I have!
Pros: sturdy
Cons: price
+10points
15of 20voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews

not big enough

August 31, 2012
by HermitCrabxxHamster
fromCanada,CA
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews
After you get all of the items that you NEED for your hermit crabs you would not have alot of space for your crabs to live in. Although you could use this for an isolating tank during the molting process after you buy a tank heater (I recomend the repti tank heater, it has worked great for me as I do not have to worry about the temperature). Also the sand substrate that it comes with is terrible for the crabs help and molting as it does not in any way hold the moisture for aiding the crab to slip out of its exoskeleton.
Pros: easy to clean
Cons: low quality
+7points
8of 9voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews

Good for starters

May 15, 2011
by hermitboy
fromohio
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Pros:enough soil, food is good,perfect size food bowl,extra shell,sponge easy to cut into 2 pieces
Cons:not enough sand(have to get another bag),thermometer isnt very good hard to read,need a shelter
+20points
21of 22voted this as helpful.
Review 7 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews

A Good Start

April 16, 2010
by ratboi
fromRochester, NY
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
This kit is something I would suggest to someone who is planning to get hermit crabs for the first time. It has a lot of the things you will need. It includes a small bag of sand, a small block of compressed soil, a water dish, a thermometer, food, one extra shell and samples of water conditioner and salt water mix.
However, it is not a complete kit as there are more things you will need to make your crabs happy. You will need at least two more dishes as you need one for fresh water, salt water, and food. You also will need something for them to climb around on such as driftwood or rocks and you will also need a small sprayer to mist the crabitat once daily. Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may also need a heater for your tank. Also, you should have at least two empty shells for each crab you keep.
The kit claims to be a setup for up to ten gallons, but the sand and soil amount supplied is not enough to cover the bottom of a ten gallon tank adequately. So depending on the side of your tank you may need to buy more of this as well.
I do recommend this starter kit for someone new to the hermit crab hobby as long as you understand that it doesn't contain everything needed, as it probably is a bit less expensive to buy this as a set rather than each item individually.
Pros: good first item to buy
Cons: not a complete starter kit
+23points
25of 27voted this as helpful.
Review 8 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews

Similarities

January 30, 2010
by hermitcrabgirl
fromBC, Canada
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews
I got almost the same kit in store... but it had a few more things inside. It really includes almost everything a hermit crab needs! Definfitly a cheaper way to get all the supplies you need!
+3points
5of 7voted this as helpful.
Review 9 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews

PetRater

July 23, 2009
by Secret
fromDenver, Colorado
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
2 / 5
2 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
PROS: It fits a smaller Habitat. The stuff works pretty well, if you own a small Habitat for your crab
CONS: There is a little to much sand and a little to less soil. my crab loves the soil and too bad there's not enough. Also, the pellets are to hard to smash for my crab and avoids them when I mix his foods.
Pros: fits a smaller habitat
Cons: to little soil for my crab
+4points
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Review 10 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 13 reviews

Not enough for 10 gal. Aquarium

June 29, 2009
by 7hermit77
fromIndiana
How many pets do you have?3
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
I recently bought this for tree hermit crabs, and some of it is great, some it no so great. For example, the sponge is great at soaking up water and can be cut into pieces to give room for the water in the bowl provided. The bowl is also great. THe sand and soil are not enough. You need at least one or two more bags, and another brick of soil to provide the 2-3 inches required. The food is also plenty for a couple months. THe shell is not good because hermit crabs need round openings, and they give an oblong-opening-shell. The thermometer is necessary and works, although it is sort of hard to read. The care book is stupid, because it gives lots of bad info and is more of an ad for Zoo-Med products. The drinking water conditioner is what you put in all bowls, and its good, while the salt water conditioner is only for a weekly or monthly bath. It is good for a beginner or a 5 gal. tank, but not a 10 gal. tank unless you are prepared to buy more sand and soil.
Pros: provides all basics
Cons: needs more sand and soil
+3points
5of 7voted this as helpful.
Review 11 for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews

Great Kit, the product info is wrong tho...

April 20, 2008
by FerretMom1
fromKentucky
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5 13 reviews
alright, i'll just get this out of the way, the kit is not adequate for a 10 gallon aquarium... oh sure, when you put the substrate included in a 10g, it will cover the bottom, but only barely, certainly not enough to allow the crabs to burrow, this kit is great for maximum 5 gallons, it is PERFECT for a large kritter keeper. also, the product discription included on this item is wrong, the kit includes one disc of hermit soil substrate, one 2 lb bag of yellow sand, one stick on thermometer, one water dish and sponge, and one can of dry pellet food that you can either crush or add water to to make it edible, a crab shell and a food shell (i think, i bought the kit a little while ago so i don't remember if it included an extra crab shell and food shell, i am sure of the rest though). With this kit what you have to buy extra is the critter keeper, some extra shells, a mini under tank heater and an extra water dish for salt water and aquarium salt, over all not bad for the price. An excellent starter kit for the beginner...
+13points
15of 17voted this as helpful.
Ratings-only reviews for Zoo Med Hermit Crab Kit
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
2 out of 2 recommend this product
Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Ease of Cleaning 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 13 reviews