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Avic avic pink toe adult feeding female please help

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Bshelly101, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Bshelly101

    Bshelly101 New Member

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    Someone please help my tartanula Astrid the avic is 4 inches I got her from an expo not to long ago I am currently feeding her Dubia roaches I gave her 2 in a week and 1 in a week how often and how many dubia roaches do I need to feed her I don’t want her to die
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    Mr. P Well-Known Member

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    She is not going to die, T's can go a seriously long time without eating and a week or two is nothing. Not sure that Dubias are the best for Avics as the dubias do not move very much and Avics are pretty much ambush hunters. I have several Avics and I usually use crickets or Red Runners as they are constantly moving around and really get their attention.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Mr. P is right on...crickets or redrunners are the best for avics.
    A 4" pinktoe should eat 2-3 crickets or roaches every two weeks. They should have a water dish all the time as well.
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    I have two A. avics that prefer crickets over doobie roaches. Thankfully I have an LP that will eat almost anything. She's fed twice a week. One time she refused a PB&J sammich, but only bcuz I was out of milk.:DI save the doobies for her, mixed in with a cricket now and then just for a little variety.
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