Animal Stories - Pink-toed Tarantula

Animal-World Information about: Pink-toed Tarantula

The Pink-toed Tarantula is Energetic and friendly, making it fun to keep!
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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. 
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 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 ,
christie - 2012-06-10
can u use wood from outside for there cages

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-10
    Outside wood can bring parasites or other things that can get your spider sick!
  • Devin Hansford - 2012-06-16
    It is best not to use real wood at all. Petco always has a great selection of Underwater figurines that a lot of times look like twisted branch break-offs with texurization and paint to make moss growing on it. Fake plants are exceptional considering that the smoothe plastic actualy helps the Avic hold on to the bottom surface, a fall could be deadly! Also, easy to clean and last forever.
Lynn - 2012-05-30
Hello, my name is Lynn. I have a pink toe tarantula and have had her for about a year now. Recently I had to go out of town and before I left she had molted and was starting to eat regularly like she has always done. Well, while I was out of town she managed to get out of her cage. Now she is somewhere in my bedroom and have looked everywhere where I assumed she would be and have been unsuccessful in finding her. I'm concerned because I have 3 cats but they don't go into my room. Do you have any suggestions as to where she might be hiding? Thank you for your time.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-05-30
    Look for some were dark and warm/damp that's your best bet, these lil buggers love hiding so it will be a challenge
  • kain - 2012-06-04
    Try between your mattress
Ian Beattie - 2011-06-09
I have a pink toe,which has just had its first molt,but I have noticed his abdomen has shrunk to a abnormal small size, which looks totally out of proportion to his body. In fact it looks quite weird.
I have had a few different spiders over the years and I have never seen anything like this before. I have his picture on this site before his molt. I will try and get one after his molt if I can get one of him, but he stays in his web behind his plant now all the time. Any help would be grateful??? thx.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-09
    Your little guy just went through a molt so it hasn't been eating or drinking. It is probably dehydrated. Someone suggested a wet paper towel - Your tarantula could get hydration from the towel placed close to him. I am a little afraid of a bowel to close because he might drown and I don't know your lay out and a towel you can put behind the plant. Not under him though.
  • Ian Beattie - 2011-06-11
    Thx for the advice. I have a little bowl for him with little beads in it. It stops them from drowning ,but he hasn't come down from his web which is in the top of his tank for over a month now. I've put crickets in his web, he doesn't bother with them. As for water ,i spray on the glass side by his web ,,
  • Ian Beattie - 2012-01-26
    Im sad to say ,i found my pink toe dead today ,he was starting to eat again and had really started to come out of his hiding den ,and show off ,,,:(
  • sue hughes - 2012-05-28
    Sorry your pink toe tarantula has died.
Dina - 2008-02-26
My husband and I have a rose haired tarantula, we have had her for 6 years and we love having her. Our 7 year old daughter wanted her own tarantula and she picked out her pink toe named Midnight. The pink toe is not as socialable and jumps every time we try to hold her. Our rose hair we handle quite often. The pink toe jumped from my husband's hand to land on my 4 year old son's face, to his surprise, and since he is used to our rose hair he patiently waited for daddy to take her off his face. We are hoping that the pink toe will get more comfortable with being held eventually. We love our tarantulas and they are wonderful pets.

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  • chance - 2012-05-24
    My pink toe never jumps but if you don't want him/her to jump so far when you hold him/her put your other hand in front of the t so it doesn't jump
Christopher Riley - 2012-04-11
I got a pink toe. I had exotic pet store guy put him in habitat for me but guy never picked it up he used box to get it out does this mean it will bite if picked up ? Or was pet store scared? And it's not sexed

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-11
    The fella was probably afraid or just used to doing it like this. These little guys can get nervous when so many people pick them up, put them down and pick them up all day in a pet store. No reason to be nervous - just go slow until you are both cpomfortable with each other. Then just lay your hand down flat and sorta place it under him and he should just come on up. Not sexed - that is difficult to do. There are several videos on U Tube which show you how you can determine the sex of yours. OK?
  • Christopher Riley - 2012-04-11
    Yeah, will need to read my books. It says every thing on all tarantulas. How to figure its sex out.
  • Lisa - 2012-05-14
    Sexing a tarantula is not as hard as you might think. We have Rose Hair, Mexican Red knee, Texas Wild, and A Pink Toe. The males are usually smaller. Their abdomen, or 'booty' as we call it, is more a tear drop shape. It is really narrow close to its body. The females booty tends to be bigger and doesn't taper. I hope you have many happy years with your baby. Good luck. We learn more every day with ours.
tony - 2010-06-01
I just bought my pink toe, after purchasing its environment /cage/terrarium a few days prior in preparation for it. Temp and Humidity are good (within norms), water is in cage, but tonight on its "cave" I found some odd milky-like mucus. Almost looks like bird droppings. She/He has not eaten much since I just got her and only put in 2 crickets one of which I still see alive.

Any idea what this might be? She/He seems to be climbing and moving around, sticking to the corners and moving here and there. What do you think this mucus could be?

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  • louise - 2010-06-22
    It's the poo from your spider don't worry just wipe away as and when you can.
  • will 101 - 2010-08-14
    I just got mine too and I have a girl. They can live for 25 years mine has mucus I think it could be from them having 8 legs.
  • slingfan07 - 2012-02-22
    Wow Will I feel bad for your T.
matt - 2010-12-20
I have never seen the molting process, and today my pink toe finally molted. I was worried at first because I thought it was dead. It hung its self by the front two legs, really crazy looking. Wish I could have seen it molt. I have heard you should not feed them, but it already has crickets and anole lizard in the cage? Should I try and remove them?

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  • Matthew - 2012-04-05
    Don't remove them not unless you want too because it will reject food before and after molting -- well a little after and when it gets to the point where it wants to eat it will.
Anonymous - 2012-01-21
I love my boy toe pinky he's all grown..