Do Hermit Crabs Talk?
Do you Hear Croaking? Do Hermit Crabs Talk?
Yes your hermits do talk. They make a croaking or cricket kind of a sound. Usually they make this noise at night but if you move them around when they do not want to be disturbed, they will croak at you saying leave me alone. Some say they are agitated but I am not so sure that is true. Hermits are not generally mean. I think being nocturnal, they just want to be left alone to sleep.
Hermits live in large clusters often on top on one another. Little bothers them except lack of a shell and water.
Some believe they are saying I need a friend as hermits prefer to live in colonies sort of speak. You never find hermit crabs in the wild alone except maybe if they are lost and hunting for food.
When looking for a hermit, don't be afraid of their noise. That can be a good thing. He may be talking to you and you may be his new friend.
We know of a lady who calls her hermits by name and they will speak to her when she calls they by name. They would also come to her voice commands when she calls them. Hard to believe but this is a true story. By the way. She spends most of her awake day playing and talking to her hermits at age 85. So such a thing is possible for the dedicated. (She recently past away and now her grandchildren have all her hermits. Her grandchildren are in their 20's & 30's.)