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Is a heating pad needed?


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So I’ve read conflicting opinions on whether a heating pad is needed or not. My T will be in my bedroom which I typically keep at at 65 degrees.

Casey K.

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Nope. 65°f will not hurt a tarantula in any way. It may slow its metabolism a bit and you may see longer durations between molting but other than that, no heating pad will be necessary in those temps. Tarantulas actually do better in cooler temps. As long as your temps aren't extreme, they will be ok. :)