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Can you keep lobster as a pet?

Asked by Christine Brown on September 16, 2021

Categories: Pets Fish and aquariums


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There are Blue Lobsters a few people keep as pets in aquariums aswell. Yes - lobsters, shrimp and crabs. An invertebrate tank is perhaps the best way to start if you are getting into salt water aquariums. They are much less picky about their environment than kosher fish.

Do grocery stores feed lobsters? They do not. They are dunked in water for an hour or two after being taken out of the box. This is to make them go potty so they don't do it in the tank. They are not fed while they are in the tank, and sometimes get hungry enough to kill each other even while the rubber bands are on their claws.

Do lobsters eat humans? Lobsters have always enjoyed a nasty reputation for cannibalism in captivity. When they're caught in traps, Oppenheim says, lobsters will eat those that have just molted and lost their hard shells. And, scientists have found fresh little lobsters inside the stomachs of adults.

Can lobsters walk on land? The answer, summarized, is that it might be possible, but it wouldn't be easy since a) under ideal conditions a lobster will survive for only 30 or 40 minutes out of water, and b)_lobsters aren't designed to walk on land. They can scuttle around, if they're stressed enough, but they don't like doing it.