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COCONUT CRABS FOR SALE?

Discussion in 'Reptiles, Amphibians and Other Exotic Pets' started by Jeox, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Jeox

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    Wow really cool but thats like a group order, unless the crabs are like 4kg a piece
     
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    ^ although i'm not 100% sure, (since i rmb seeing them before as a kid) but don't these crabs get quite large... as in much bigger than fist size when fully grown? although the ones i seen in the pass i could of sworn were more of a black color...
     
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    arent coconut crabs the ones that get massive? or am i thinking a different crab?
     
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    Aren't they a CITES Red List species? I don't think we can own them here in the US.
     
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    Damn that CITES,I've wanted one or a few for as long as I can remember.
     
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    Yeah, These do get massive, would be awesome to have.

    coconut_plus_crab.jpg
     
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    CITIES is CITIES.......The ICUN Red List is the Red List.......Neither have any bearing on each other and operate as different entities......Many species are Red Listed and are still CITIES 2 or 3.........Or aren't even on the CITIES list........

    Now as for Coconut Crabs......The novelty factor would wear off really quick........Nothing like having a Crab the size of a small dog, that can sever fingers and break bones, hanging around in your bedroom/living/dining room and or your basement..........They just aren't Pet trade viable.......Food trade, hell yes..........
     
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    Hmm, to have a skull-cracking crab or not to have a skull-cracking crab. Let me think.
     
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    Thanks for the clarity and all jokes aside Eric,if you can get one I'd love to discuss it with you.
     
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