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Stacey S - 2011-12-27
My new Pink Toe has eaten 3 crickets in 2 days. We waited a day to give her the fourth. Were hoping she eats it within 24 hours. The people at the Pet store said she was in shock and was not moving or eating but she sure has since we brought her home. Also, the pet store told us to mist her area and not to buy a water dish. I keep hearing all types of stuff about the water dish/sponges. We just have a spray bottle as the pet store advised us to just mist her area a few times a day and she will drink the drops. I'm confused. Any suggestions from experienced owners?? How often to feed and how to provide water are our main concerns.
Thanks

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  • Lee - 2011-12-30
    I have had my pink toe taranulas for several years now and found that using water absorbing polymer crystals has been working well. If you can't find any, some rinsed pebbles in the dish, to raise the water, works as well. With feeding; tarantulas let you know when they are full and will not eat when they had enough. As long as their water dish is always full and housing kept humid, feeding them one big meal once a week is fine. Tarantulas can go a while without food but water is very essential. You might want to keep some crickets handy in a container with some small holes on the lid, some substrate, a bottle cap of wet sand or dirt for them to drink, and one kibble of dog food for them to eat. This will help them stay alive longer till the next time you feed your Pink Toe. Oh, another thing, if you tape some suran wrap or plastic on top, so that three quarters of your tarantulas cage lid is covered and the other quarter is left for ventalation, you are able to retain much more humidity in the cage for alot longer and wont have to be misting as much. Hope this helped.
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adrian - 2011-09-29
i have a farely young pink toe and she wont eat. Whats up?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-29
    She could be starting to molt.
  • Lee - 2011-12-30
    Probably getting ready to molt or recently did before you got it. They tend to not eat when getting ready to molt and don't eat for at least a week or two after they molt.
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Jessica Brown - 2011-12-05
A little more that a month ago I told ya'll that Sookie (my rosie) made an eggsac. The poor little buggars didn't make it. Guess I'm not a good breeder. Won't try that again. Now Sonny my Golden Rosie just molted. Looks just beautiful. She hasn't moved from that corner in a week. Maybe after she gets her strength back. My poor Charlotte I think is dying. I don't know what's wrong with her. She hasn't ate in about 2 months and just mopes around. When I look at her she reminds me of an old granny. She shakes when she walks and her legs are all crickety underneath herself. I think it's her time to go to spider heaven. I'm so sad. she was my first spider:(

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  • Jessica Brown - 2011-12-06
    Charlotte died last night. But she had a great life. I'm going to load some pics up if it works for me.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-06
    Sounds like she had a good home and life. I am sorry you are sad.
  • PF - 2011-12-23
    I'm sorry for your loss! They're special little individuals and each have their own characters, I see it with my own Ts. I wish her the best in spider heaven.

    Happy holidays!
    PF
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-23
    My wife Tsunako and I owned a Mexican Fire leg Tarantula in Wichita, and it sounds about right,we did something similar, she mentioned her former friend Pablo did as well
    Erick
  • Jessica Brown - 2011-12-29
    I'm not sure how old she was. I truely believe she died of age. She stopped eating so I thought he was getting ready to molt. After 2 weeks and no molt I tried to feed her every 2 days and she would never eat. She didn't eat for like 2 mo. Lost all the weight she had on her so I thought she was trying to hibernate. She just completely stopped eating. She had everything a spider needs and more. Just wish I could have done more.
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anthony hood - 2011-06-12
Beware young juveniles, ie, second and third moult spiders cute and leggy can be fang happy too!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    I think all things go through that stage, puppy teeth, kitty teeth, bird beaks Glad to know about the spiders. Thank you.
  • PF - 2011-10-12
    Loll, that's funny, never thought of them as fang happy, maybe we should give our slings chewing toys! Or maybe our fingers are just right.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-19
    With that comment I hope you don't get your chewed off.
  • PF - 2011-12-23
    Lol, so far so good, no fingers lost!

    Happy holidays!
    PF
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Jessica Brown - 2011-12-09
OMG Lastnight me and my hubby were getting ready to hop into bed and I couldn't find my phone. So I turned on the light and THERE IT WAS!!!!!!! My Thai Tiger (very aggressive and potent venom)was just chilling in the front of my isolating fan. I was just about to turn it on IN THE DARK. I can't even imagine how that woulda went since she FREAKS at any wind. She probably would have launched at my face! omg scary! So we tried to just persuade he into a crittercage but she reared up and freaked out so i jumped around like the elephants did in dumbo when they seen a mouse. lol. the she ran in the darkness behind my door. after alot of work at 1am, trying our best not to kill her, we finally got her into a container. It was my fault she got out. didn't put the lid on right after I changed her water out. She hasn't been out of her tunnel in about 3weeks. If we hadn't seen her when the light went on I'd have never known she was out of her cage. I just had to share my crazy story.

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  • Jessica Brown - 2011-12-09
    omg hell no!!! i stare at the fan everytime i walk in the room, then i have to check the tank.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-09
    Must have been an interesting episode. Bet you don't look forward to it happening again.
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Nevarmore - 2008-01-11
I love my pet Rose Hair. She is such a pretty little girl, and quite nice to go with it. I find her absolutely adorable and interesting to watch every day. She is even somewhat comical sometimes, or she atleast seems as if she is trying to be. The other day I walked into my room and she was sitting on top of her shelter, just kinda sitting there, looking at me like "What?"

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    that is sooooo cute.
  • Jessica Brown - 2011-12-05
    awwwwww. sometimes i just want to squeeze mine. their just so cute.
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jaco - 2009-11-02
I've had my rose hair for about a month now, she's wonderful. She has been acting odd for about 3 days, I think she's about to molt. She is great to handle [just don't breath on her]. I would recommend these fascinating creatures to ANYONE.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    i know, I love my 3 roseas.
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Dude - 2007-11-11
well, all i can say about tarantulas is that they are the coolest pet to have!

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    I'm with you on that one.
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Bones - 2007-11-20
my rose hair taratula is awesome

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    so is mine they ara so loving,elegent and gentle.
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Gage Smith - 2007-12-27
Grammostola rosea is a gentile and soft tarantula. The first time
I held it, I was attached to it. They're a beautiful spider. I have a friend who told me about them. This is one of the best pets I have ever had.

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