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The Pink-toed Tarantula is Energetic and friendly, making it fun to keep!
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Lennie W. Collins
My Pink-toe is 4 inch babydoll. She is very cool. Unfortunately living in the heat and humidity in Austin, Texas means the fan and/or the air conditioner needs to be on. That means sometimes the air blows on her and she becomes skittish and the do-do shooter. This is why my 6 year old son dislikes her. But after a few minutes she is calm and lovable again.
From an old UK keeper of many things over the years including four kid`s and a wife.
I have at present three Chillian Rose spiderlings about 2 months old. Looking for information concerning these had lead me here. I saw four Pink Toed spiderlings at my usual food and sundry supplier. After reading some of the comments about these I will be warming up the Ford in a short while and taking a ride.I will then boast that I have also some Pink Toed spiderlings. At the age of 55 and thanks to a weird daughter. I am now into Tarantullas. Or as I like to call them. My babies. Totally fascinating. You can keep hamsters and the like. It`s just a great pity that the local Vetenarian is not keen on spiders. He declined to give them a check up lol. Sorry if I am a bit offtrack. I do find that if you ever get the chance to comment to people about them it`s a real bonus. They will find it a bit boring.. Still they can talk about their cat`s etc. Give me my little hairy friends anytime. Fascinating coments by other owners of these much misunderstood pet`s. I enjoyed reading them. I was considering a name change for myself. Arachnid Phobia.. But the wife isnt keen.. Oh well.. Good luck.....
I just got my first Pink toe a few weeks ago. Infact she's technically my first tarantula. I've worked with them before and have taken care of other peoples tarantulas, but she's MY first. I couldn't be happier. I love my new friend Beaarthurmew (the name is a looooong story). She's still quite small so she's set up in a five gallon for now. She's made an awesome web in her live angel plant that seems to get bigger and bigger everyday. The only thing that I'm a little concerned about is I'm not sure if she's eating the crickets I put in her tank. I've never seen her even touch the bottom of the tank where the crickets are and I dont know if the crickets are making there way up the plant. I'm sure she's ok and I'm just being a paranoid "new mom" she looks fat and happy. I'm still gonna experiment with different live food and see if she likes something better.
I love my Pink-Toed Tarantula! I am in a fraternity at Wichita State University and everyone that sees it, even if they don't like spiders, are fascinated. I have had many spiders in my younger years, but they are great if you can't have a pet (dog, cat etc). They are low maintenance and fun to watch. Today, there was two people who handled Charlet, that's her name, and she is a very humble spider. Charlet has never bitten anyone. The only thing she does is hop around. It's cool. Tarantula's are interesting insects.
We currently own over 60 tarantulas and several of the avic genus. No cottonballs or sponges are necessary for the tarantulas. They are quite good swimmers. Those things just harbor bacteria and parasites.
I love my Pink Toed Tarantula! They make great pets and are easy to take care of. I feed mine about once a week. Heads up on their molting. Today I came home and feaked out when I thought I saw two tarantulas in the cage. I thought, oh crap it's some how cloned itself, and the bigger one is eating the smaller one. Not so. It was only shedding its body, so just prepare yourself for it.:)
I have recently purchased a rose haired tarantula and I am considering getting a pink toed next. Exotic animals are far more interesting than the typical domesticated pet. Thus far, my research has confirmed my commitment to make the pink toed my next purchase. The idea of a vertical terrarium sounds facinating. I would like to put two or three in one terrarium. I can't wait. Thanks for the great info.
i have had my pink toe named siobhan for about 3 months and she is fabulous. she is quick when you hold her, but she has never bitten. she poops when she gets mad, it is more effective! and she has only done that twice. she is so fun to watch.
Somebody who is now quite fond of Pink Toes
I haven't kept this spider as a pet. But, if I was thinking about adopting a tarantula, I would look at this one first. This site has been very helpful, especially since I have been researching the Pink-Toed Tarantula for a science report i am doing.
REGENERATED LEGS. I have a number of tarantulas in my collection right now. A stripe knee, Cobalt blue, chilian rose hair, 2 pink toes and a goliath bird eater, (theraphosa blondi). I recently bought the second pink toe and she arrived with one leg missing. She has just undergone her first molt since being here and the leg is completly regenerated. Complete regeneration can occur during one molt.
Donny. Feb. 15/06