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The Pink-toed Tarantula is Energetic and friendly, making it fun to keep!
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My pinktoe is quite aggie. It squirts fecal almost every time I try to handle it, plus it definitely likes to jump. I've only had it for a short while, so I'm hoping it'll get better with time. Overall,I'm glad I bought it though. Aric
This site was VERY helpful to me. I have had my pink toe for about a year now. My husband bought him for me for Valentines. He's great! My 5yr. old son and 9 yr. old daughter helped me name him "Spiderman". When my husband first brought him home, I right away got on the internet to find out about him. I only found 1 site and it had very little info. I wish I would have known about this site a year ago! He has molted 2 times now and is a very good eater! We all love to watch him grab a cricket and chow down. My children thinks its "cool!" Thanks again for all the more helpful info. and the comment section is really good to read also.
Hi there, my name is shorty. The info provided was very helpful and thank you. Many thanks and take care.
Thank you for the information on the poo-spraying. I have experienced this twice now from my first pink toe tarantula, Mr T. As I have not heard of this in any other care sheet, I started to get a complex! It might be a good idea to warn people on how far these goegeous creatures can spray which does cause alarm (after I had to wipe my arm, bed, curtain, and wall!). All in a days experience I suppose, I just hope he grows out of his defensive attitude.
I was reading the comments after getting my Pink Toe Tarantula today. Kind of surprised about the jumping aspect of it - mine hasn't jumped yet when I hold her, and to be honest if it does that might freak me out. I still don't have a name for her, but I am really glad I got her since she makes a great addition to the family and looks fascinating . She doesn't seem to move that much but maybe by morning she might be more active.
Definitely not regretting this purchase.
My husband and I decided to try bringing a pink toed tarantula into our home after having much success with 2 Rose Hairs. I have to say that I think they are a nasty little spider and very unsociable. It used to run towards the opened doors of its inclosure every time we opened the doors and poops down the side of the glass. Now it has a very elaberate web and will not come out of its web, I guess except for at night. Every time we have tried to handle it, it has jumped. I enjoy our female Chilaen Rose a whole lot more, and we are thinking of trading the pink toed in on something more friendly.
I have one and its name is Pig Tow. I love it but i want to breed it, so i need to get a male i gess.
I work at Moody Gardens with a pink toed tarantula so your site is very informative to tell people that this tarantula is not scary.
I am an eleven year old kid and I first obtained my pink toe tarantula at the age of five. The owner before me had the spider for about 5 years so I had a pretty old tarantula. unfortunately she died last month but I am looking to purchase another pink toe, they make great pets. My mom even had fun with sharpie (my spider's name) I have a breeding couple of cornsnakes, 4 baby snakes, and a chilean rose hair tarantula that were all inspired by sharpie. I'd say if your gonna get a pet, pink toe is the way to go!
I have had a rose hair for over a year and a half with much success including several moltings per spider, so I decided it was time to try another species. I have had my pink toe now for a few months and I have been very happy with the spider. On top of it being an amazing climber (something I am not used to with the rose hair), it has also created a cone of web for itself. I do see the need for a verticlally inclined environment, however I am using a 5 gallon tank of the usual proportions with a standing log in the corner and the spider seems to be comletely productive. Currently, as I am writing this post my pink toe is performing a verticle molt within its tube of webbing. Anyways, i recommend this animal to anyone wanting to start a spider hobby. Now its off for spider number 3, a cobalt blue.