The fact that hermit crabs are inexpensive, readily available, and fairly easy to take care of have long made them a popular choice for a child's first pet. Unfortunately, in many instances, this translates into "disposable pet". The reality is that hermit crabs are much more than a beach vacation novelty item. They are capable of responding to their owners in unique ways and with proper care can live over 30 years! To properly care for hermit crabs, it is important that their natural environment is replicated as closely as possible. Hermit Headquarters upgrades and broadens the selection of products currently available in the market and provides everything necessary for hermit crabs to live long healthy lives.