Hermit crabs do not require the complicate and elaborate captivity habitat. However, It is essential to know about their ideal cage to provide them with the proper healthy environment and helps your hermit crab live a long lives. Hermit crabs need appropriate temperature and humidity to survive.
For this reason, the best hermit crab habitat should be the glass aquarium with a screened lid. A several crabs should be kept in 10 gallons tank but bigger is always better. It not an easy task for newbies to find the best tank for these sensitive animals, this is why I would like to recommend here some reliable hermit crab tanks.
#1 Exo Terra Allglass Terrarium
What I like about this cage and place in the top of this list is that it that the extra high fixed front panel, which allow you to place a thick layer of substrate and you even can add water on this tank as well. It will enrich the hermit crab environment or allow them to dig into the substrate.
It has the raised bottom for waterproof, easy to clean and also provide room for placing substrate heater. It will prevent any accidents if the heater burned the bottom panel. There is also the rock background, what makes the tank look more naturally. This background also hind the running cords and turbing.
It features large dual opened front door, allow you to access and reach all the corner of the tank for easier cleaning, feeding, and touching your crabs. It features the wire stainless steel cover that can be remove for completely access. It is lockable cover. This tank from Exo Terra comes with a lot of decorative material.
#2 Lee’s Herp Haven Breeder Box, Round
This small box from Lee’s measure only 10,5 x 10,5 x 5,5 inch. It is relatively small but it accommodates two small hermit crabs. It is made of pure plastic. If you are looking for the affordable options, you can consider this tank.
It comes with the open top door with the lock, making it easy for your to feeding hermit crabs. There are airline holes for running cords and attachment holes, which ensure that it maintain the proper temperature and humidity for the tank while provide well ventilation for the crabs inside. It just provides enough room for 2 small hermit crabs with a few stuffs such as branch, food and water bowls. But it is ideal for people who have limited budget or want to save room space.
#3 Zilla Reptile Starter Kit 10 with Light and Heat
If you are new owners and have no ideal or experience about keeping hermit crabs, then this starter kit is for you. All you need to do is maintain the proper humidity level for this cage. This kit includes 2 wo dome light fixtures. A black incandescent bulb maintains the temperature at night while the white bulb one will provide the basking spot for your crabs during the day.
Not only that, this kits also provides the temperature and humidity gauge, due to that you can easy control the environment conditions. There is also the brown liner, which help control odor and can be used as substrate. However, I would recommend you use the regular hermit crab substrate instead of this liner. There is the drawback that the basking bulb of this kit might wears out quickly, so you will need to replace it.
#4 Exo Terra Faunarium, Flat Home
This tank available in two sizes are medium and large with a very affordable price. It is the good temporary home for hermit crabs in the case if you want to move them, it is the good ttransport terrarium or if you need to clean the main tank. It offers the well ventilation due to the vent holes system at the front of the cage.
There are two open doors at the top of the cage. The door is made from transparent plastic. Although it is made of plastic, you still can rest your mind use it with heat mat. It is 18.5 x 13.5 x 10 inches, however, if you want to increase the room, you can stack multiple cage together for keeping many animals, The drawback of this cage is the top door is hard to open.