Emily, much like most other 5 year olds, loves animals. She would absolutely love to have a pet, but we live in a rented home so we can’t keep one.
We often talk about what kind of pet she would like, and besides the usual horses and dogs she often talks about that she would love to have a pet crab.
Imagine how happy she was when the Xia Xia Interactive Hermit Crab arrived on our doorstep!
The Xia Xia crab is a fun little friend for children. There are four different crabs to collect, each with it’s own little trinket hiding in the shell. (Emi’s was a tiny little globe, how very fitting for our geography-loving girl!)
You can take off the shells and swap them between the crabs, so you can mix and match to create your own favourite little pet.
There are even a few different homes to choose from for your crab. Emily named her Xia Xia crab Boulder and he lives in the Confetti Cottage.
To make your crab race and scuttle around you gently press down on one of it’s pincers . The crab will know to turn around if it bumps into something, and
it’s a lot of fun watching it walk. Emily did have one complaint,though: Real crabs walk sideways, but these crabs don’t!
We had so much fun getting to know this Xia Xia crab, and if you can’t have pets these little creatures are a nice alternative.
Wishing you a lovely day,