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Jeffery moorman - 2012-09-01
My tarantula has been very busy closing off half of his cradle with webbing as well as rolling dead carcasses up in webbing, my question is why roll up the dead carcasses?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-17
    Hmm... don't know:) Maybe it's just handy, and he wants his food source close.
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Latina - 2012-09-01
My 2 year old Tarantula has been for a week spinning his web and has made a tunnel where he cant even reach his water and barely can see him. He looks likes he's going to molt, but dont know. He made a web ball under him, is this normal?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-01
    Yep - is normal.
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Haylee - 2012-03-26
Hey I need help !
I've had my Goliath bird eating slide for nearly a month now. At first I would see her out at night but now she has dug a burrow I never see her she has closed it off as well what does this mean? Is she hybernating ? Will she be ok ?

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  • PF - 2012-04-05
    Don't worry, she's fine, in nature their burrow can be very deep. I never see mine, she's always hidden and if I want to see her, I have to lift the hide and gently push her out. When I do that she flicks her hairs like crazy saying to me, you are bothering me, quit it, lol!
  • Andrew - 2012-08-28
    i was wandering if you could help me i have just baught a baby salmon pink birdeating spider and since I put it in the tank it hid inside its cave and has blocked the entrance with its ground. I never see it coming out. I have being feeding it and it is eating well but I can't tell if there is anything wrong with him if you could please reply
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CMM - 2012-08-23
I've been in the what some would call exotic animal hobby. I've had snakes since I was 5. Geckos, frogs, mantids, etc etc etc. I've been keeping tarantulas for a decade now and had everything from a king baboon, to 8 kinds of pokeys, and even a few new world terrestrials. I've always heard of the nasty temperaments and even worse toxicity of the poecilotheria species. With my experience with snakes I've learned that there are individuals that go against the typical norm temperamental wise. And the same can more than likely be said for Ts. It's really a case by case understanding. I've had snakes who are supposed to be nasty and aggressive ad they were quite the opposite. And vice versa. Same with so called 'beginner' tarantulas. I've experienced rose hairs worse than my king. Basically in short I would never recommend holding or handling your pokeys simply of the danger to the tarantula, but also the danger of the venom. I unintentionally held my P. Rufilata. I took my eyes off her enclosure while feeding next thing I knew she was on my hand. She never once skittishly ran or became aggressive. I held her for a few minutes and put her back she was quite the doll. Still never held her again though! She was a big girl lord knows the venom she held. So, CASE BY CASE. INDIVIDUAL BY INDIVIDUAL.

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Curtis Sowers - 2012-08-21
My pink toe had a huge web at the petstore but hasn`t built a web in his new cage. It`s been 3 weeks should I be worried

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-22
    No  it is normal - new cage,location sounds etc.  She is fine.
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j.ramirez - 2011-01-17
Hi, I own a pink toe tarantula, and I just found out that it's a boy pink toe.
I wanted to know how would I know when to mate these species..?

R-

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  • Justin young - 2012-08-15
    Just look it up on youtube or keep looking on the internet
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andrew bishop - 2008-11-16
Hi, my name is andrew and I own a 3" male pink toe. Recently I noticed that it hasn't been able to climb glass anymore, its feet wont grip the glass. I dont know if it is hurt or sick or if it is normal. If you could email me if you know whats happening it would be greatly appreciated. My email is sax_man91@yahoo.com, thank you!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-03-19
    Has anyone gotten back to you about your pink toe not being able to climb the glass? If they did, will you tell me what they said?
  • Dan - 2012-08-09
    If mine is any indication, not sticking to the glass means there's a moult coming. I've had Indy for about 6 months, and I don't think she ever touched the bottom of her terrarium until she just... Fell. I was in the UK at the time, and by the time I got home, just a couple days later, her old skin was laying in the bottom of her web.
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harri hiltunen - 2012-06-27
king baboon is rare species.when you disturbing spider, that keep hissing sound . like a cat. front legs is curved.

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  • Andrew - 2012-08-07
    How agressive would you say a pink babbon spider would be I have owned a chili rose and a black trapdoor but  I want a more active spider
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Curtis Sowers - 2012-08-06
I have him in coconut husk does that effect him?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-07
    Shouldn't bother him at all - doesn't seem to bother them in the wild. 
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Curtis Sowers - 2012-08-05
I bought a pink toe 3 days ago named Titan. I let him get used to his tank and he ate 3 crickets in 2 days ,but every time I try to hold him he bites me. I am being gentle. I haven't dropped him yet but he won't stop bitting me. Please help me my email is curtistheamazing@gmail.com HELP it's so frusterating he also about 5-6 months old.

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  • anon - 2012-08-06
    Don't try to physicly pick him up, try resting yor fingers on the flat in front of him or a few fingers flat on the tree. Some like to be left till they come out from hiding, always approach him from the front. Shower his tank with water, at least every four days but don't get him wet.  I  use a 3rd of a cup. He miight also prefer locust.  You'd be amazed what they devour in 1 meal ,
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