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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Kristi - 2009-05-19
Our family just got a Pink-Toe over the weekend. We are housing it in a Lizard Lounge made by Oceanic (if anyone knows what this is). We have a heating pad under the tank but this doesn't seem to be enough to keep the temp up. So, we are also using red & black heat bulbs...the problem we are having is they are cracking the glass lid!! The glass lid is key to keeping the humidity up. Clearly there are many problems with this issue. Does anyone have a solution to this problem besides having a custom screen lid made? Help.

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  • Cali-Cartel - 2010-02-23
    Try a humidifier or humidor. If you can move the cage, place it in a bathroom with hot shower running for about 10-15 mins.
  • Matthew - 2010-02-27
    You need to have the enclosure well ventilated. If you do not the spider will grow mold in its lungs. Which would kill it quickly. Try plastic wrap with a lot of little holes in it.
Lenette - 2009-03-03
The humidity of the Pink Toe tarantula should be between 78-82% not as low as 65% and allowing the cage to dry out between spraying can also cause problems for this animal as they need to have high humidity and temperature.
One thing that can make this a difficult pet to have in captivity is that they need to have ventiliation in the cage making it more difficult to keep humidity.
We learnt the hard way and now have success with the pink toes and have a breeding pair.

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  • mitch - 2010-02-24
    i just got a pink toe and I am concerned about keeping the humidity at the correct level(s); do you have any suggestions?
jesse - 2009-11-18
I've had my pink-toe for about a week now and I absolutely adore her! I just moved her into an new enclosure last night, with some plants and some sticks for her to climb and make her web in. I felt kind of bad doing it as she had just finished building her web in the container I received her in :(! But luckily she seems to be comfortable in her new enclosure as this morning I watched her for over an hour as she started building her web... such fascinating creatures.

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  • Megan - 2010-04-07
    Hi, I'm getting my pink-toe tonight and I'm really nervous, I don't want anything bad to happen to it, do you have any advice for a new mom? Also, do you ever handle yours?
Amanda - 2009-11-17
My pink toed, Sorcha is very docile and friendly. I'm looking to get her a friend! I love this site, thanks for the helpful information.

evani - 2009-08-20
OMG! my teacher bought a pink toed tarantula. Its a baby and its like really gross, but REALLY cool. Like half the time im sitting watching the spider spin a web during class. It's so interesting!

Iris - 2009-05-21
I absolutely love tarantulas!

linares - 2009-03-26
I just got my pink toe a few days ago and I don`t know if it has poison and what will happen if she bites me. I don`t really know what she needs, can somebody help me.

heiman ortega - 2009-02-09
i need help i just bought a pink toed yesterday and i need to know whats to put in the tank like sand plants or somthing please email me @

Phillippa Prestage - 2009-01-12
Hiya, I've recently bought a pinktoe, it's my first one. It's only a little one yet but it seems to have made a web in the corner of its tank and blocked itself in. It's not eaten for a few days as there are still crickets in the tank and it's not come out for a wonder, like it usually does. Could you let me know if this is normal or if there is something wrong. Also, when does it molt and how many times a week should I feed it. thankyou very much!!

The Slacker - 2009-01-09
I Am 12yrs old and I Wwnt a pink toed tarantula very much but my mom doesn't want me to have 1. I have wanted 1 for awhile now, they seem very interesting and fun to have (even tho they are not really the kind of pet to play around with a lot). I want a female spiderling pink toe and they have them for $15 at a pet store near here. I don't know why my mom doesn't want me to have 1. Anyways this site have been very helpful, thank you.

P.S. Can An1 Plz Let me kno how many times week to feed a pink toe and what Would be good to put in its home thank you