When we went to SM Megamall last Sunday to accompany my balikbayang-in-laws for their very first glimpse of the Metro after their 5 years of living in California, Tina, Gabby and I spotted one kiosk that sells crustaceans as pets. We’re so amused.
These are hermit crabs with shells that are hand-painted with colorful cartoon characters. We found them too cute for words!
Imagine how Gabby giggled over Spongebob and Mr. Krabs-painted shelled pets. They’re a visual delight!
Located at the basement of SM Megamall building A, the store is called Lucky Hermits. Wonder how lucky can you get once you own one.
I didn’t ask for the bigger ones but those in photos above are priced at PhP 300 per set that includes one hermit crab, a small plastic container and its food for limited duration, I guess.
Did we buy Gabby a clawed creature for him to own as pet?
Although it’s a given fact that it’s very rewarding to have pet/s, it’s also too demanding to own one and we felt that our almost 6-year-old son isn’t ready yet to care for such living thing.
I, personally cannot imagine if he’ll become so attached to it then one day, it’ll bid him goodbye due to natural cause. *paranoid*
We want Gabby to learn how to care for himself first before he shares his love to others (for now, his love is exclusively ours *greedy smile*.) Some weeks ago, he began to take showers on his own.
We don’t even own a dog yet; but if time comes that we’re ready to care for one, the three of us would like to have a pug one day. We like it so adorably wrinkled. We also want to set up a salt water aquarium once we’re ready to pay incredibly high electric bills.
What about you? What’s your pet? Would you like to have a hermit crab as house pet?
If you do, you might want to read this site regarding basic care of hermit crabs (oh yes, an association of crab owners even exists, would you believe? ) –>hermit crabs.com