Keeping Coconut Crabs?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Crabs' started by WertyWertz, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. WertyWertz

    WertyWertzNew MemberMember

    Helloooo! I was wondering if it's possible to keep one of these goliaths as a pet. Of course, I would probably never keep one, but I'm just curious to see if it's possible, and if anyone here has ever kept one.

    Thanks!
    - Wert
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You would have to check if it's even legal to collect them or keep them as pets.
     
  3. Simply Fish

    Simply FishValued MemberMember

    Omg. I looked up images of coconut crabs to see what they were, and almost threw my computer on the floor. They're HUGE! (and eat... chickens?) Sorry! I know that's off-topic, but WOAH!!!
     
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    WertyWertz

    WertyWertzNew MemberMember

    Yes, of course. As I said, I would likely NEVER keep one. I was just wondering if it's possible

    Yep, they're massive! And they don't eat chickens. What you saw was most likely a red-footed booby :p
     
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  5. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Probably. People successfully keep a lot of exotics.

    Just give them a large enclosure, feed them coconuts and hermit crab food. I have no idea what I’m talking about.
     
  6. MrFluffie

    MrFluffieValued MemberMember

    And now I feel like I have to have one. Thanks a lot
     
  7. OP
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    WertyWertz

    WertyWertzNew MemberMember

    Same! Lol
     
  8. OP
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    WertyWertz

    WertyWertzNew MemberMember

    Haha, I doubt some simple hermit crab food will keep one of these guys happy. I'm guessing I'd have to feed it a lot of fruit and raw meat. That is, if I ever were to get one
     
  9. Redshark1

    Redshark1Fishlore VIPMember

    If you run out of chickens I've heard they will take children.

    Live, not frozen.
     
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