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Answered 2011-10-20 15:52:51

I used to have a Hermit Crab that was originally wild, Buddy. He needed more space than my sister's tame crab, Friendly. Also, Friendly was a little lazy. Buddy wanted to climb all day. I don't know if all wild Hermits are like this

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