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Hermit Crab Cage

  • September 13, 2015

agreich
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My 6 & 12yr old sons bought hermit crabs while on vacation this summer. The crabs came in a tiny plastic cage and the kids wanted something better for them so we decided to build a bigger cage for the hermit crabs to live in. The kids started drawing/measuring out how what they wanted the cage to look like. After convincing them that a 4 foot long cage would be a little too big for the 3 inch hermit crabs, we decided on a slightly smaller size and went to work. The kids had a blast measuring out the wood pieces and using the nail gun to put the pieces together. Wrapping the wire mesh around the cage was definitely the hardest part. It was very stiff and hard to attach to the wood even with an electric staple gun. Overall, it was a fun project to work on with the kids and they were extremely happy with what we built. Also, I think the crabs are pretty happy with it too.

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      • PLANT STAKES FOR THE FRAME
      • PLYWOOD FOR THE BASE
      • MESH WIRE (HARDWARE CLOTH)

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Hermit Crab Cage

by agreich
Sep 13, 2015

My 6 & 12yr old sons bought hermit crabs while on vacation this summer. The crabs came in a tiny plastic cage and the kids wanted something better for them so we decided to build a bigger cage for the hermit crabs to live in. The kids started drawing/measuring out how what they wanted the cage to look like. After convincing them that a 4 foot long cage would be a little too big for the 3 inch hermit crabs, we decided on a slightly smaller size and went to work. The kids had a blast measuring out the wood pieces and using the nail gun to put the pieces together. Wrapping the wire mesh around the cage was definitely the hardest part. It was very stiff and hard to attach to the wood even with an electric staple gun. Overall, it was a fun project to work on with the kids and they were extremely happy with what we built. Also, I think the crabs are pretty happy with it too.