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!
Latest Animal Stories
jeff - 2009-01-04
I'd love to have one of your hatchlings! Would you contact me? Thanks!!

Warren Bautista - 2008-12-18
I absolutely love the Avicularia genus and am planning on getting about 15 Avic slings (spiderlings) pretty soon. Even non-tarantula lovers would be charmed by a a sling of this genus! I love raising any T from a sling, as you get to observe the different changes of coloration they go through! Very excited, I can't wait unitl I get my shipment!

Barry - 2008-12-12
I got a Pink toe about 4 Weeks ago, she is massive, she loves her tank, She loves building webs. I have to open the slide door, she has the entire ceiling webbed, she is now working building a web in the lower corner of her tree. After a few days I grew concerned. I had no idea where she was in the tank, until I peeled the plant gently away from the corner. To my surprise it lifted the whole substrate, slowly, and there she was, cowering away in the corner. She had moulted. I was surprised because I could not find her Exo skeleton, which I then found hanging in a web on the tree. She looks big cowering, I can't wait until her new Exo-Skeleton hardens and I can see how big she has grown or if she had changed colour :D

Mike - 2008-12-11
I have a new, to me, pink toe; about 3 years old, I

Theoren - 2008-10-30
Hello, I have recently purchased a Pink toe tarantula. I am alittle nervous to hold
her(?). I have not been able to figure out if it is a male or female. I was wondering how long it takes for them to settle into there new habitat and if low activity is normal. Any information on this will be greatly appreciated.

Nona - 2008-10-24
I am planning on getting a pinktoe, but I want to make sure I have a good tank set up. A checklist and some pointers would be very much appreciated. Thanks to anyone who contributes!

jess - 2008-10-12
I have a pink toe and he doesn't move around to much. I've had him for a year and he's pretty cool, but I dont think I am doing everything he needs. I want to make him as happy as I can. Being in captivity he doesn't shed as much as I think he should. He's in a 20 gallon tank. I wonder how many eyes he has... thank you

Marie Lang - 2008-09-18
I got a pink toe tarantula for my birthday in June from my husband and daughters. She's absolutely beautiful! I rub her legs and abdomen almost every morning. She stopped eating a few weeks ago, so I think she might be preparing for her first molt. I love showing her off to friends...even though they think I'm weird to have such a pet. If it were up to me I'd have all kinds of unique pets!

nervous tarantula owner. - 2008-08-16
I just got a pink toed tarantula as a birthday gift from a friend two days ago. Never having owned a tarantula (or any insect for that matter) made me skeptical. I still am a little nervous about it, actually I just took her out of her tank/cage thing for the first time a few minutes ago. To my surprise she jumped on my head! It freaked me out so much that I screamed! She's sneaky, she'll be walking around all slow and then go into hyper speed in a second! I immediately tried to find out about it and now that I've read this I realize it's normal. But I am worried that I might hurt her by accident if she jumps or runs around all crazy all the time. She's so pretty though, and I'm learning how to handle it, even if I am still a little scared of her. I mean the poop spray? ahhh. :O I can only hope that never happens. Thanks for the info on this site...very helpful!

Melly - 2008-08-14
I just got a pink toe a few days ago. Like pink toes should be, he is very shy. He jumps a lot, but he loved it when I rub him. He stays completely still when I rub his body. A sweet nervous thing he is. But I am not quite sure what his environment should be like so he is stuck with shredded paper. It was my dads choice to put paper in the cage. He seems to sit around and do nothing, lazy bum. He is scared of his own food, and he desperately wants to get out of the cage. I hope he gets more comfortable with me. We will just have to wait and see.