So my parents have two dogs, and they are fascinated by Raz. Max is mostly just staring, but Zero is growling and whining and barking and with his whole body saying, “yay is new tiny friend why don’t you come out tiny friend come out and playyyyyyy.” Raz is unfazed, but it is 100% hilarious.
invisible-spectra asked: Did you know that hermit crabs can live longer than cockatiels? Most don't know that they need to be kept at a 70% humidity all the time (that means a TEN GALLON tank with a heat lamp) and it must be kept at over 75 degrees at all times. You have to dechlorinate the water and give them toys, mist them daily... You need to bathe them too, and hermies love to run. Yet somehow all of this was ignored and they are sold in mass with tiny plastic mesh cages. It breaks my heart. Most die in a week.
Yeeeeaaaaah hermit crabs have it SUPER rough too. I live near-ish to water and people sell them like souvenirs at the beach. It’s pretty horrendous. Plus when I lived in Savannah there was a lot of those hipster Earthbound stores that sold them as basically accessories. Sometimes it seems like people will pretty much ignore the sentience of anything invertebrate.
I’ve never had hermit crabs, so I definitely didn’t know all that! They are interesting little guys who don’t get anywhere near the amount of respect they deserve.
Thanks for sharing! Keep on keeping on with #SmallPetRespect!
Wow,I never knew this. Now I’m sad for hermit crabs too. :(