• Welcome to TONMO, a community of cephalopod experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts. Established in 2000, we are the founders of TONMOCON, and birthplace of World Octopus Day and Cephalopod Awareness Days. ...You can register here, and Introduce Yourself. To rid yourself of ads and enjoy other perks, become a Supporter for just $25/year. (Now accepting bitcoin & other crypto!) ...Follow us on Twitter and YouTube for more cephy goodness.
  • Looking to buy a cephalopod? Check out Tomh's Cephs Forum, and this post in particular shares important info about our policies as it relates to responsible ceph-keeping.

Does a bored octopus die?

Lov80

O. vulgaris
Registered
Joined
Dec 5, 2019
Messages
96
Just a few days ago I was on the phone with a sellor from the seawater section of a pet shop. He said that when an octopus is bored or simply doesn't like the surroundings it may die. Is that correct?
Could you name me the main reasons and mistakes to be made that makes an octopus die, please?
 

DWhatley

Kraken
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
21,020
I am not sure about an octopus dying directly from being bored and water quality and stress free housing (which includes hiding places where the keeper cannot see the animal) are more likely the biggest issues with health.
 

Top