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The Happy Hermie Feeding Guide - How To Feed Our Foods

Updated: Apr 20


At The Happy Hermie we have over 44 different foods on offer! But sometimes it can be confusing to know which foods to offer to cover your Hermit Crabs huge nutritional needs.


Below we will cover what foods to offer to cover their entire dietary needs.

Most of our foods will cover more than 1 dietary need, so they will be listed more than once.


PROTEIN

Protein should make up 50% of your Hermit Crabs diet, half of the foods you offer them should be from this list below.


  • Protein Punch

  • Creepy Crawlers

  • Sweet Chilli Chicken

  • Cashew Chicken

  • Beef Up

  • Big Breakfast

  • Seafood Deluxe

  • Super Sushi

  • Fish Feast

  • Scrambled Eggs

  • Sea Salad

  • Black Solider Fly Larvae

  • Meal Worms

  • Three Little Piggies

  • Meat Soaked & Toasted Oats

  • Crab Stew

  • Duck & Roo Pasta

  • Christmas Lunch

  • Greener Pastures

  • Calcium Cocktail

  • Oh Deer

  • Puffed Millet

  • Cardio Cuisine

  • Under The Sea

  • Critter Crunch

  • Feelin' Clucky

  • Buffalo & Beef Liver Bolognese


CAROTENOIDS - BETA-CAROTENE (FRUITS & VEGETABLES)

Carotenoids should be offered at every meal, atleast 1-2 of the foods listed below.


  • Summer Smoothie

  • Fruit Salad

  • Date & Apple Pie

  • Bananarama

  • Veg Out

  • Mixed Veggies

  • Tropical Fruit Punch

  • Sweet Potato Puff

  • Pink Puffs

  • Bircher Muesli

  • Three Little Piggies

  • Crab Stew

  • Berry Nice

  • Christmas Lunch

  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie

  • Christmas Pudding

  • Plum Pudding

  • Veggie Vibes

  • Mango Tango

  • Greener Pastures

  • Fruity Flower Pop

  • Pink Dragon

  • Colourful Crabby Colour Booster

  • Blue Hawaiian

  • Berry Bouquet

  • Green Salad


CALCIUM

Calcium Supplements should be on offer in the tank everyday, at all times. You can also add in these extra Calcium rich foods listed below.


  • Star Dust

  • Calcium Crunch

  • Crunchy Munch

  • Complete Calcium

  • Greener Pastures

  • Calcium Cocktail

  • Cardio Cuisine

  • Under The Sea

  • Critter Crunch

  • Foraging Feast

  • Blue Hawaiian

  • Black Soldier Fly Larvae

  • Meal Worms

  • Blackstrap Molasses

Supplement Versions

  • Cuttlefish Bone

  • Sea Urchins

  • Star Fish

  • Sand Dollars


OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS

Omega 3 is extremely important and should be offered at every meal, offer atleast 1 of the foods listed below at every meal.


  • Fat Crab

  • Nut & Seed Nibble Mix

  • Crabby Trail Mix

  • That's Nuts

  • Bircher Museli

  • Fish Feast

  • Meat Soaked & Toasted Oats

  • Chubby Crab Paste

  • Duck & Roo Pasta

  • Christmas Pudding

  • Plum Pudding

  • Calcium Cocktail

  • Cardio Cuisine

  • Under The Sea

  • The Nutty Professor

  • Green Salad

  • Oils - Sesame, Avocado, Truffle, Macadamia, Flaxseed, Hemp Seed, Coconut, Peanut, Sunflower, Walnut, Almond, Olive, Pumpkin Seed.


FIBRE

Fibre should be offered at every meal, this can be found in many of the other meals listed above such as.


  • Sweet Potato Puff

  • Date & Apple Pie

  • Crabby Candy

  • PB&J Chunky Pop

  • Pink Chunky Pop

  • Blue Chunky Pop

  • Green Chunky Pop

  • Purple Chunky Pop

  • Yellow Chunky Pop

  • Bananarama

  • Sea Salad

  • Pink Puffs

  • Bircher Museli

  • Three Little Piggies

  • Meat Soaked & Toasted Oats

  • Berry Nice

  • Duck & Roo Pasta

  • Christmas Pudding

  • Plum Pudding

  • Veggie Vibes

  • Mango Tango

  • Greener Pastures

  • Fruity Flower Pop

  • Oh Deer

  • Puffed Millet

  • Cardio Cuisine

  • Pink Dragon

  • The Nutty Professor

  • Foraging Feast

  • Buffalo & Beef Liver Bolognese


CARBOHYDRATES

Carbohydrates give quick energy boosts and should be offered at every meal from the list below.


  • Date & Apple Pie

  • That's Nuts

  • Big Breakfast

  • Veg Out

  • Sea Salad

  • Pink Puffs

  • Bircher Museli

  • Three Little Piggies

  • Crab Stew

  • Berry Nice

  • Duck & Roo Pasta

  • Meat Soaked & Toasted Oats

  • Mango Tango

  • Fruity Flower Pop

  • Oh Deer

  • Puffed Millet

  • Cardio Cuisine

  • Pink Dragon

  • Foraging Feast

  • Buffalo & Beef Liver Bolognese


FORAGED FOODS

Foraged foods encourage natural scavenging behaviour and offer lots of vitamins and minerals. Similar to the diet they have in the wild. These should be on offer regularly in your tank.


  • Leaf Litter

  • Flower Power

  • Calcium Crunch

  • Sea Salad

  • Bee's In The Garden

  • Greener Pastures

  • Fruity Flower Pop

  • Under The Sea

  • Hippi High

  • Foraging Feast

  • Feelin' Clucky

  • Berry Bouquet

  • Green Salad


ANTHOCYANINS

Anthocyanins are foods rich in natural colours, and have a colour enhancing effect in your Hermit Crabs exoskeleton. These foods are extremely healthy and offer lots of necessary vitamins and minerals.


  • Veg Out

  • Date & Apple Pie

  • Summer Smoothie

  • Berry Nice

  • Christmas Pudding

  • Sweet Potato Puff

  • Mixed Veggies

  • Veggie Vibes

  • Star Dust

  • Pink Dragon

  • Colourful Crabby Colour Booster

  • Berry Bouquet


SUPPLEMENTS

Supplements should ALWAYS be on offer in your tank, at all times. These offer the vitamins and minerals that they will not get from other foods.


  • Greensand

  • Worm Castings

  • Insect Frass

  • 5 in 1 Super Calcium Supplement

  • A Calcium Supplement (Star Fish, Sea Urchin, Cuttlefish Bone, Sand Dollar)


AQUATIC PLANT MATTER

Similar to what they eat in the wild, these should be apart of your crabs regular diet.


  • Super Sushi

  • Seafood Deluxe

  • Sea Salad

  • Under The Sea


OTHERS

Other foods include vacation mixes for when you are away, emergency mixes and extra nutrient rich foods offered during an emergency such as a weak crab, a surface moulting crab or a naked crab, as well as crabs fresh from a moult and those with limb loss.


Also included are Hermit Crab Treats - not a nessessary food item, but a fun, delicious treat for your crabbies.


  • Vacation Mix

  • SOS Emergency Mix

  • Blackstrap Molasses

  • Bee Pollen

  • Organic Honey

TREATS -

  • Hermie Bliss Balls

  • Meat Soaked & Toasted Oats

  • Green Chunky Pop

  • Blue Chunky Pop

  • Pink Chunky Pop

  • PB & J Chunky Pop

  • Purple Chunky Pop

  • Yellow Chunky Pop

  • Puffed Millet




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