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B Albiceps not eating

Seamus

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Hi guys I bought a female brachypelma albiceps back in jan/ Feb from @Phil the tarantula looks fine has a big abdomen and a bold butt from kicking hairs but refusing food every time I attempt to feed her. I know they can go months without eating but starting to worry a bit
Cheers
 

m0lsx

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Tarantula Club Member
Are you leaving the food in overnight? As some T's prefer to eat when it's dark & quiet.

Next, Brachy's can do this. It could potentially be pre-molt or simply not be hungry. What colour is her bald butt? If it's a dark colour, then pre-molt is areal potential.


As an after thought. Have you tried different types of food? Different T's can can have their food response triggered by the differing movement of different food.
 

Seamus

Active Member
Are you leaving the food in overnight? As some T's prefer to eat when it's dark & quiet.

Next, Brachy's can do this. It could potentially be pre-molt or simply not be hungry. What colour is her bald butt? If it's a dark colour, then pre-molt is areal potential.


As an after thought. Have you tried different types of food? Different T's can can have their food response triggered by the differing movement of different food.
I've tried leaving it in overnight but still there in morning. Her abdomen is nowhere near dark and also tried mealworms, locust, crickets and dubia roaches of all different sizes
 

m0lsx

Well-Known Member
Tarantula Club Member
I've tried leaving it in overnight but still there in morning. Her abdomen is nowhere near dark and also tried mealworms, locust, crickets and dubia roaches of all different sizes.
So you have given her every reasonable opportunity & she is choosing to not eat. That is just her being true to her type & decided to not eat for what ever reason. Just keep offering her something every couple of weeks & when she is ready, she will eat.
 

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