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destiny - 2009-12-01
Ive had my CHILEAN ROSE HAIRED TARANTULA for about 3 years and I love the heck out of her. I hold her a lot. She hasn't bitten anyone yet, and I hope she doesn't. I let some people hold her, mostly when they are sitting down. I don't want her to fall and die. But I want her forever, and hope to get a lot more tarantulas, all different kinds. I'm looking on getting the METALLIC BLUE ORNAMENTAL TREE TARANTULA! I want to learn more about them before I get her. Thanks.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    What a pokie,as they are called. Well they are very defensive and fast fast fast so I wouldnt get that one yet as you need alot of expeirience with them. Do lots of research b4 acqiuring one as thier venom is very potent.
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Coqui17 - 2009-12-14
I just got my first Rose Hair and he is about 2 inches if that. I named him FANGS and he is wonderful. I also have a Pink Toe named PELUCHE but don't worry they are in different cages. I've had him for 3 months and no bites yet, they are both gorgeous.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Aaawww bless. Sounds like you got 2 little sweeties, treasure them.
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lisacallans - 2010-04-08
My rose hair tarantula is the prettiest. It has light pinked color. It is really bright.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Sounds like you got a gorgeous pink colour form sweetheart.
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becca - 2010-04-22
Hey

I have a chile rose tarantula and I think it's about to shed its skin as his house is covered in thick web. I'm just wondering is it still ok to feed him while he is like this?

Please reply xx

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  • andy k - 2010-04-30
    In all honstly I would not feed your tarantula before it is due a molt, then afterwards for about 2 weeks, let the tarantulas carpace harden again, after the 2 weeks start feeding again, depending on the size the tarantula may be ready quicker. Don't be alarmed about not feeding the tarantula it can go in the wild without food for 3 weeks easilly, also try to keep the vivarium humid at this time.
  • becca - 2010-05-03
    He hasn't ate for well over a month and I'm worried as his abdomen is smaller is that normal before a shed? please reply xx
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    No, do not feed him if he is about to molt. They fast in preparation for a molt. Just leave him be, he knows wot he is doing.
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Anonymous - 2010-05-27
Mine just passed away today at 16 y/o :'(

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  • Anonymous - 2010-05-29
    Aww that sucks.
  • Janice Place - 2010-06-01
    Hi, I'm sorry your tarantula passed. I know it will be missed. I have gotten really attached to mine, even though I don't take her out much. She really would just be left to do her thing. 16 years is a long time. Why don't you get a spiderling? I know there is one out there who need's a good home. Janice
  • Anonymous - 2010-06-29
    I think mine's diying also she turned over like she going to molt but there's a brown pus coming from her tail is that normal? She never did it before she molt like three times before but never like this did yours do this and I sorry for your loss.
  • John A.K.A Crazy Ingin - 2010-07-18
    Hi just seen your posting, and I was wondering. How can you tell when a female chilean rose tarantula is dying? The 1 I have has been in my family for almost 13 yrs. She got done eating about 3-4 days ago,and now she is acting pretty weird. No 1 can seem 2 answer my question! So I'm hoping you would be able to help me out! Thank you for your time, and consideration!
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    I'm sorry for your loss .
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brandy - 2010-08-04
I am new owner. I came to be an owner because my sister was unable to keep the spider. I thought she was sick because she has been acting weird so yesterday I came home and she was upside down in her cage. I did not realize what was happening so I picked her up and flipped her over and fed her. About an hour later I realized that she was molting. It only took her two hours to complete the process, but now I am concerned because I held her and she has crickets in her cage. What should I do?

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  • christine - 2010-08-05
    When a tarantula is molting your not suppose to touch her never put a cricket in her tank when she's molting and only feed her one cricket a week if you put too many in they will eat her when she is molting a tarantula cannot move when in molting process after the process wait three days before putting a cricket in because the spiders body will be very soft I think you should buy a book on tarantulas or check online so you know what to do.
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Remove the crickets as they could injure your spider or even kill it but be as careful and quiet as possible as not to disturb your spider or it could turn the right way up again and this does not bode well for that molt either. Be careful.
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Peter - 2010-08-10
I've have a new spider aprox 2 months now, and recently it has become very weird, it has made a large ball from its soil, and has stopped eating about three weeks ago. It has made a lot of webbing in the last few days and today it seems to be still almost on its side and does not move when I gentle touch it. Is it dying or ready to molt> Any help please!

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Ready to molt I should imagine, some species sometimes molt on their sides and not on their backs, like the salmon pink tarantula.
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Ana Harrison - 2010-09-07
I just bought a chille rose yesterday and really like it, so far I'm just reading up about it but they are very easy to look after. I'm just worried about the temperature although its just roughly below 80 , I'm just worried.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    72 degrees farenheit is ok and up to 80 degrees is fine , room temperature is ok for roses.
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Luna - 2010-11-11
I've had my rosie for a little less than a year. Lately she seems sluggish and doesn't walk around like she used to when I would handle her. She's always on her water pillows just chillin... is she dehydrated?

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Sounds like she mite be , or she could be about to molt. If you make sure that you fill a jam jar lid with water that will help , also make sure that is refreshed every day. It's rare that you see a tarantula drink from a water bowl but they also need the humidity. hope this helps, good luck.
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derrick blyth - 2010-09-16
Had my spider a week now and think they are, well cool. Held it a few times but it hasn't eaten since I've had it. Getting a bit worried about it but its a spider, what do I know, it will eat when it wants I suppose. She's very docile and big but if anybody wants 2 give me any helpful information, I would be very grateful.

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  • SAmm - 2010-09-28
    They are only supposed to eat once a week so I think that she is just fine (:
  • Tyler - 2010-11-04
    No need to be alarmed. Tarantulas can go for months without food and only eat when they feel like it. Also they tend to stop eating a few months before they molt. Hope this helps.
  • Phil - 2010-11-12
    Don't be overly concerned about it eating, it will eat when it wants to. I find pinkie or even fuzzy mice do well, protein-wise. I have had my Rosehair for more than 20 years & she goes into fasting periods on occasion. If it's a female, as long as her abdomen is plump & round & she is active I wouldn't worry too much.
  • Anonymous - 2010-12-12
    Your spider will eat when it's ready I have a rose hair and a bird eater my rose is a big boy and the bird eater is very big as well but for the most part if the spider is not eating try and keep the temp at a constant level.
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    She might need some time to acclimatise to her new surroundings, just let her be for a week and she should be ok, hope this helps.
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