2 FAQS: Why Tarantulas Stop Eating and How Often You Should Feed Them
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I have 2 slings right now and I feed twice a week, on a Monday and on a Friday, is that ok?
I have a B. Smith I sling that I've had for about a year. It has not grown and it won't eat. I'm worried that it's going to die. I've not seen it molt either. I had a curly hair sling that I purchased at the same time and it not only ate but it molted and grew. What am I doing wrong?
Is power feeding okay for Ts? And how do you power feed? Coz I'm not sure if I'm doing that or not. I have 1' aurutm and 1i horned baboon.. just got both last week. Thanks in advance! :)
i have a 4yr old Pulchra that hasn't eaten a thing in 6+ months. i've heard of them fasting for almost a year.
how often should i feed my tarantula "smithi"
My other Ts are adults and hearty eaters. My curly hair sling that I mentioned earlier was also an escape artist and we have never found it.
is it ok for them to eat grasshoppers?
I did see what you said about the size of the prey. Today I went and bought mini meal worms. Definitely something that should be easily eaten by this baby T yet it just moved away from it.
Big thx for this vid....very helpfull....lots of answers to the questions I had...Thx
I'm in Florida, US and Dubias are illegal here too... but Discoids are legal, they're supposed to be a sort of sister species right? Anyone here use those for T's?
I hope that's the reason because my rose hair hasn't eaten in about 4 months I think. And it hasn't made a web bed yet. So... I don't know..
I have a 7years old grammastola pulchripes male that doesn't eat since 4 month ago. And now i worry about him...:/ dont realy know what to do.
Hey man. I really really appreciate your video. I don't have a tarantula however, I have a Huntsman spider as a pet. And I wonder why it doesn't really eat since I got him. Any thoughts on this? I tried to serve him live roaches and super worms but still no. Any thoughts on this? Any advice or tip (even specie wise) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
This has been very helpful to me as a new owner of my first T, as all of your videos are, thanks! Losing a leg won't make it stop eating will it? Also, when will a missing leg grow back? We had a mishap with the lid with my Aviv. Avicularia. How many molts will it take to come all of the way back? Maybe you could do a video on that subject. Maybe you have. I feel sooo terrible about his/her lil' pink toe! I cried.
Hii i just want to ask... My Brachypelma smithi is about 1.5inch and he/she wont eat i dont know what is the problem. The prey is just too small and he/she wont eat its like about 3 days what am i gonna do?
Hello :) I have my first tarantula and it's a grammostola pulchripes and it's still small like a size of my nail. I got my sling last Aug. 11 and it's kinda red or orange then since yesterday and today sling is like turning darker grayish something like that.. can you tell me when is their molting stage about to start? this is my first so im kinda figuring things out over the internet and asking for advises and help through experts. pleaaase answer back siiir. thank you so much!
question @ jon i have a chilaen rose hair he stopped eating he spun some web and i.checked now he looks like in a death curl i hope hes premolting and not dead he been this way for 2 or 3 days not sure what to do
My Chilean rose haired has eaten and is looks going to die
I have a chilean rose that has stopped eating.I found your videos really helpful.Thanks.
what if you try to feed it ants?
I took my t away from a t hawk she was bit but no egg was laid on her..i have had her one month.i feed her liquid meals.she sucks up the juice.i exercise her legs and she is moving more.will she ever be back to normal?
My T name rosey or blue i don't know its sex yet but once it molts i will; however when i first got it, it would not eat but now its eating a lot about 3 crickets, 2 on one day and the third the next day, its eats 3 times a week then its stop ; then its start all over again is this normal.
P.S she has not eaten for weeks
Dang i need some smaller containers for my slings lol
As always Jon, very helpful Videos. Thank you
Ty Jon I'm new to the hobby and tried feeding my T's once a week and all if em doesn't really eat :(
Howmoften do you feed your slings & juries and adults . So u normally feed them once a month or little bit more frequent?
Never mind it's a male
How long did it take your Chinese fawn to complete its beautiful webbing?
Yes, you are right in them all being very different. Thank you for a quick reply. Keep up the good work!
You can. However it's not easy to tell which Avicularia species you have since in the wild, They tend to cross-breed and pet stores usually gets these wild caught specimens. Show me on email
I gutload them anyways, they will die wihout food
tnx for the info....my fireleg's is already dead..didnt eat for more than 7 months....:)
I've never seen males get more than 5''.
My B. boehmei had fasted from Nov '10 to May '11. Molted out fine. Abdomen was plump the entire time. Same thing has occured with my B. emilia, except that it is currently in premolt now. I feed twice a month, and every T gets two crickets per feeding. So 4 crickets a month and they are quite plump. Could they thrive on 2 crickets a month ? Given they have such slow metabolism and keeping them at 72F year round, I wouldn't be surprised if they could. It's all a waiting game with these :)
my new scorpion is the most weird feeder ever, he just doesn't like eating i think it took him like 3 months to start digging though so maybe he's just now getting comfy in his environment
you should start a dubia roach colony
Also i just want to say , if you are putting crickets that are to big for the t's to overpower and eat, the t's can actually end up being eaten by the cricket or at the very least damaged , my friend left 2 dozen crickets in his scorpions cage (i know, i dunno what he was thinking, prolly to cheap to buy a feeder cage for them) and they killed his scorpion and T's prolly have less armor on them :(
I can't its illegal here to buy/sell B.dubia roaches. Canada banned them because they see them as an invasive species
That's some helpfull information thanks jon
Ok thanks....so im guessing its 8
True, but it was never mentioned that the exo was made up of calcium. Yes it is composed of proteins, but is primarily made up of chitin . Since Ts cannot control or metabolize calcium levels as we do... Chitin receive calcium in the form in calcium carbonate and this promotes strength and hardening of the exo which does lead to molting problems if mice becomes the T's staple diet. Yes Ts don't eat the bones (where most Calcium is stored) but there is still some left as well as fat
I have 118 Ts
Helps a lot
I know that :P I just noticed that you said you lost count. I can't believe you can remember the stuff you do without some kind of record.
Bob, like I said in the video...there is no real way to get Ts to eat if they're not hungry. If I knew one, I would have mentioned in it in the video. You can certainly try a variety of food items. It certainly can be possible that your smithi is picky. However, as I mentioned Ts will fast at some point in time...even B.smithi and the hungriest A.geniculata
same conditions as I said in the premolt video...The only difference you will NOT see is the bald spot as old world cannot flick hair
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