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goliath bird eater......feeding

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by tom landock, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. tom landock

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    ok, she was hungry..........was doin crickets & water crickets too.....
    juicy, but got a 2 inch mouse at pet store......held by tail & she
    leaped up & got it..............sweet....
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    I don't envy you the smell after that. :eek:
  3. tom landock

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    biggest item she been fed...........wow & pics.....

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    Wait till she gets your finger...;)
  5. tom landock

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    yep, could happen.......wasnt expect for to jump at mouse , just was getting her attention...!
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    you were rite about dead rodent smell in cage ..............!!!
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    You don't need to feed them rodents unless literally nothing else is available. Adult rodents can sometimes beat a tarantula. Pinkies make more sense if you're going to do that.

    If your tarantula needs larger food items, try earthworms or hornworms or hissing roaches.
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  8. tom landock

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    i buy not adult , but a hairy pinkie....aka > small mouse. gave her another yesterday. that thing will squirm for an hour before toxins kick in & kill it...!
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    The cleanup from those is nasty or so I've heard. Pinkies still have some calcium. I'm not sure that the link between bad molts and calcium is 100% confirmed, but why take the chance?

    These guys will eat practically anything from hissers to earthworms to crickets, even locusts. A lot of these feeders are much more affordable then pinkies as well.
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    http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/CalciumMoltMyth.html
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    I have had good luck with hissers. They are big, juicy and breed readily. They are also great pets!