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haley - 2014-11-15
my rose hair has a strange thing on her butt is a batch of hair missing

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Adam Zaryk - 2014-10-30
Hello everyone, I just purchased a red knee tarantula last Sunday October 26. Now she's(I hope) is a 1 1/2 old according to the breeder. Unfortunately, I put her in a 20 gallon( I know, way you to big) I divided it with a small reptile wall, if she wanted to she could go over it but she doesn't. She stays on the one side probably smaller than a 10gallon and has two hides on that side. My dad is actually taking care if her when I'm at college. Yesterday I had him offer her first food since I got her. She did not take it... And according to my dad she is actually in the half coconut hut the whole time and she is actually burrowing I guess because there is dirt covering the whole. Sorry for the really all over the place story. Anyways do you think I should move her to a 10 gallon, or put back in the tub aware container that she came in? Also is she okay being in the burrow all of the time? I know they burrow but this much? I fell in love with this tarantula the second I saw it so u want everything to be perfect. Thanks in ahead of time and sorry for the all over the place post

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-31
    She sounds like she's doing fine where she is, but she may come out more in a smaller home.
  • Adam Zaryk - 2014-10-31
    Ok thank you, I will be going home in a week and I will move her into a 10 gallon. My dad lifted her hide up to try to feed her and she did not take it but today, she covered her hut again and mixed the Eco earth with her webbing and on the outside as well. So I am currently having him drop a small cricket close to the door. Hopefully she will take it but I do not have much hope because the entire door is covered with the Eco earth/webbing. Should I continue to offer her food or let her be?
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-02
    They are generally good eaters, but each one can have it's own behavors. It is suggested they only be offered one food item at a time, though they can be fed about one to three times a week. More than one food item can be intimidating for some. Some foods are large gut loaded crickets, cockroach, king mealworms, waxworms and locusts.
  • Marie linner - 2014-11-15
    It should be okay. The Mexican red leg can go for about 3-4 months without food it may not be hungry.
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Stephanie - 2014-11-08
I just recently got my first rose haired Turantula about a week ago. I am trying to get an understanding of her. She was crawling out of her tank & I put my hands out which she crawled onto. I then put her on my floor to roam. She was slowly crawling like normal. After a minute or two I then wanted to put her back into her tank so I slowly put my hand down on the carpet so when she was walking she could crawl onto my hand. I did not touch her. The second I got my hand on the carpet she went running fast onto my hand. I was scared & ripped my hand away. Please someone experienced please tell me why she did this. Thank you.

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  • cd - 2014-11-11
    She may have decided she did not like the feeling of the carpet. Generally none of ours care to be on the carpet and are always ready to get away from it. She may have decided that your hand was more comfortable than that of the carpet which can get their tarsal hooks stuck. Hope this helps you out a bit.
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spencer - 2014-11-03
What are some specific characteristics of its web? what circumstances does it spin them.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-03
    This type of spider lives in a heavily webbed burrow. It will build a tunnel in the substrate and much of its time there. The substrate needs to be at least 4 - 5 inches (10-12 cm) deep, even up 8 inches (20 cm). substrates can be made up of a peat moss/soil mix, coconut mulch, or an invertebrate mix. If you want less substrate, you can provide adequate shelter with a piece of driftwood that has a cave type opening or a piece of hollow bamboo, or even a paper towel roll can work. Don't let the enclosure get too damp, as they don't like excessive humidity. Keeping humidity levels between 40-60% works fine for keeping them hydrated.
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aimee - 2009-03-04
My friend has one named gloria and it's really surprising to read how aggresive they are. I don't know about you but it's the laziest pet in the house and hasn't displayed any aggresive behavior to the hundreds of people who've handled it in the 2-3 months he's had it. I hope it's not sick or anything.

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  • Marc - 2010-07-30
    It's like if you own a tiger. It might not be aggressive if it's been taught to be around humans, and it's well fed, but one day it might have fear or his instincts might get stronger and, pop, it will attack.
  • Simon - 2011-03-30
    So long as the tarantula is eating on a weekly basis & the colors & hair look vibrant & fuzzy it should be ok mine is very lazy unless it involves food or making someone back away because he does not like to be messed with, if you have any questions please let me know I have been raising & caring for tarantulas of all kinds for 21 years so please ask away I do not mind at all.
  • Dougie - 2014-10-23
    Cudny agree more. Wen i got mine wuz told it wuz a texas brown,next time i went 2 take her out she had morphed in 2 a hairy alien like m-f duzny stop me from handling her doh. . . . . . . . . . . . . She b a friendly dude,also have 2 boas 2 pythons hoo live 2 gether wuz told not a good idea no 1 told dem dat,have bin living 2gether 4 6 months now,same tng bout corn snakes have 6 living very happy 2gether. .
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Phillip Van Blerk - 2014-05-14
Hi, I recently adopted a Mombasa golden starburst baboon spider, and have no idea what to do? I am aracnafobic don't like spider at all since one nearly killed me, but I'm trying to get over it, any advice???? I've got an enclosure for her but no idea what to do, or how to handle het, all I knw is she is old aged, about 10cm big and very agressive, also very beutifull, may I ask for any pointers?

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  • Leanne - 2014-08-01
    Simple answer to handling. don't. Obts are extremely aggressive and will bite if they have to. The bite is very painful. They're not recommended for beginners for this reason. They're also very fast. She is best left alone with the enclosure only opened to feed or clean which requires a lot of care and undivided attention from you. Honestly, if you're afraid of spiders an obt is not the pet of choice.
  • Dougie - 2014-10-23
    wud have 2 disagree wit many r all comments bout obt's i have mine out an about wen i can,just put mine bac in 5 mins ago,not overly skittish an a happy little spider..
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brian reese - 2010-01-07
I am intrested in finding a breeder of goliath or gargantuan bird spiders. I would prefer zebra striped or pink foot. I am a knowlegable exotic pet owner who has raised several large reptiles and black emperor scorpions from babies to adult and want to move on to arachnids with the most beautiful exotic. I am smart enough to kow these are not handled pets, but I want to raise a potential mating male or female that can produce excellent young. Looking for info on ordering and price of specimen. Any info is appreciated. My email is breese343@yahoo.com

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  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Well.. We are complete opposites, as I am a 17 year old noob, but I plan on someday bring a pro ha. Anyway, heres a sweet website I found. (I should probably put into consideration that it has been 4 years...) Www.backwaterreptiles.con
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phil - 2009-12-16
ive had my goliath for a year now. it hasent molted yet and wont eat for the last 4 monts. is this normal? its not to active what should i do?

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  • josh - 2011-02-02
    Try feeding her something that she has never eaten before like a lizard. I had the same problem for a little bit she was just sick of her mouse only diet.
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Uh, actually, to both of you (hoping its not too late, for then or any new current or future tarantulas) its not healthy to feed them mammals or other small animals like rodents or reptiles. Terrestrial tarantulas mostly eat large insects and very rarely animals, as they dont have all the proper enzymes to break them down and get all the possivle nutrients out of it like theyd be able to by eating a grasshopper and crickets. He is right about changing up the diet though.
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PF - 2012-02-06
Hello, I just bought (Saturday) my first female Theraphosa blondi and I'm really enjoying her. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. She's sweet in nature, I even gently tested her with prongs at the pet store and she showed no agression. Naturally she's skittish so I have to go really, really, really slow in my movements. This morning I gently pet her legs without a fuss. Maybe (and I expect) her to change in time, maybe when she becomes sexually mature her temper will be more agressive. Now she measure about 6 inches in leg span, maybe more. I haven't found a name for her yet but I will find soon.
I just felt like sharing with you my new T. blondi.
Have a nice day!
PF

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  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Awesome! I'm planning on getting one as a spiderling and I'm hoping I can teach it to be extremely playful. I heard Blondis are mean but on this site I've seen a few examples of them being nice. But I would want to hold her and find ways to play with her so I'm hoping. If you could give me any advice I would really appreciate it! My emaik is green.shoelace2@gmail.com
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aaron vavricka - 2012-09-02
Does anyone know where I can get spiderlings?

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  • kirk - 2012-11-04
    you can get slings from pet center usa the owners name is paul he is vary good at what he does. the web site is pet ceneter usa
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Online I'd say.
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