A Day in the Life of Lily and Colin
11pm. Finally some proper crab action - except the kids aren't awake to see it! Colin is sitting in the food bowl eating pellets, using his front claws to take tiny pinches of food and put them in his mouth.
Meanwhile, Lily is cribbling around the front of the tank, making a complete racket as her legs scrape against the glass. How my daughter sleeps through this noise every night is beyond me!
10 Reasons NOT to buy a crab for a kid
They are nocturnal
They're noisy at night
They mostly sleep
They bite if you handle them roughly
They need constant care - morning and evening
- They smell
They hibernate if they get too cold
Cleaning the tank is too difficult for kids to do
They're hard to keep happy
- They need spraying and water checking twice per day
They don't change shells very often
- (and they die if they're not)
- Even though it's the coolest thing they actually do!
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