Thursday, January 28, 2010

Extreme Hermit Habitat Makeover

Maybe I was inspired by the Extreme Home Makeover that was just completed a few miles from my home. (Hi, TY!) Or....maybe it was just that we have come to the realization that the two hermit crabs my parents gave my daughter in November weren't, in fact, going to die in a month or two.
But put two rowdy crabs in a small plastic cage with the requisite objects t crawl over and larger shells to change into...CROWDED!
The before (object arrangement courtesy of pushy hermit crabs):

Yeah, it made me sad to look at, too! Poor guys.

So, much to my husband's dismay, I picked up a bit more luxurious digs at Walmart. I even found a coconut fiber "climbing wall" backdrop. Now let's see if they can really do that. I've been pretty amazed with their climbing abilities on smaller things.

What do you think?

They immediately had to begin exploring their new abode. Alex (in the trendy orange, flowery shell) had to walk around and touch everything. (Such a girl!) Super Crabby just couldn't seem to move away from the new reflective surface. ("My, what a handsome fellow!") He cracks me up.

Now, if someone would just come and give my home a makeover...


  1. Happy Friday Follow to you! :)
    So glad to have visited your blog ~ I'll be back. I'm now a Follower too!
    Have a GREAT weekend!
    Cindy :)

  2. Stopping by from Friday Follow to say Hi! I am already a follower! ;-)

    Don't forget to stop by and link up at Trendy Treehouse for more Follow Me Friday Fun!

  3. A new friday follower! Looking forward to future posts!

  4. Super Crabby is awesome!! My son would flip for a crab like that.

    Thanks for the follow. :)

  5. LMAO! Seriously, after 5 years....we buried hermie this summer. Homicidal Hermie. Yes, in a world of "social crabs"...ours went through four "friends" in a delicious way. (gulp) Last Christmas we decided to stop buying him friends/food. (chuckle) He has a cross in the back yard.

    My boys now have two pet rats. Lovely.

  6. Stopping by from Friday Follow - thanks for the follow and I'm following back!

  7. I bet they are not crabby anymore. Happy Friday Follow - Rita @

  8. Every year that we went to the beach we always begged for a hermit crab, we never got one, but I was always looking at the cool shells, and wishing I could paint my own for them! I hope they love their new home. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my cake!

  9. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog for Friday Follow! I'm following you back :) The hermit crabs new home looks cute and cozy :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. LOL, my avatar is a hermit crab!

    Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

  11. Hi there...sorry it took me so long to get over here from Friday was crazy.

    We don't have hermit crabs...yet! I know our day is coming. I like his new digs. I LOVE Extreme Home Makeover!