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Is my enclosure to big for my salmon pink ?

Bennyboy999

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Hi there guys I need help I’m not sure if I have the right enclosure for the size of my tarantula I’m not sure if the enclosure is to big or small I’m not sure how big he/she is but I will post some photos of tank and my salmon pink I’m new to all this I absolutely love tarantulas and I really want to get into this more
 

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AndrewClayton

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No you’re enclosure is fine I had an LP in one the exact same same colour and everything, it can stay in there until 6 inches. Nice choice to start with there hairs are pretty bad though so I’d were gloves when doing maintenance. Welcome to the forum and the hobby and you will be hooked soon lol
 

Bennyboy999

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No you’re enclosure is fine I had an LP in one the exact same same colour and everything, it can stay in there until 6 inches. Nice choice to start with there hairs are pretty bad though so I’d were gloves when doing maintenance. Welcome to the forum and the hobby and you will be hooked soon lol
Thankyou so much and OMG I know them hairs are soo itchy my t has just started to eat he had two mealworms in one day how often do you reacon I should feed him for the size the t is I don’t know if I’d ever overfeed him or anything lol
 

AndrewClayton

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Thankyou so much and OMG I know them hairs are soo itchy my t has just started to eat he had two mealworms in one day how often do you reacon I should feed him for the size the t is I don’t know if I’d ever overfeed him or anything lol
It’s relatively hard to overfed an LP I’ve had 3 altogether and all 3 were eating machines. At that size if you’re Feeding 2 mealworms at a time I’d just stick to once a week or 1 mealworm twice a week it’s upto you it will probably take more but I’ve found if you do overfed them they fast for quite some time before moulting, if you just stick to a couple of mealworms a week it will eat right up until it moults
 

Bennyboy999

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It’s relatively hard to overfed an LP I’ve had 3 altogether and all 3 were eating machines. At that size if you’re Feeding 2 mealworms at a time I’d just stick to once a week or 1 mealworm twice a week it’s upto you it will probably take more but I’ve found if you do overfed them they fast for quite some time before moulting, if you just stick to a couple of mealworms a week it will eat right up until it moults
Okay thankyou mate I really appreciate all your help :) I will stick to 2 times a week feeding
 

AndrewClayton

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Okay thankyou mate I really appreciate all your help :) I will stick to 2 times a week feeding
They are pretty ferocious, I know it’s frowned upon now but years ago I fed one a live mouse it had no bother at all taking it down and was pretty entertaining to watch they will eat just about anything you put in with them
 

m0lsx

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We have one & it's not one of our best eaters. I tend to feed once or twice a week depending upon the cricket size I have. Our L parahybana is about 3-3.5 inches & spent much of it's first few weeks with us in a burrow. It has now molted & is out most of the time, but if taking the lid off does make it run for cover, sometimes dropping a cricket in will.

My enclosure is the 31x 21 x 21cm Komodo & it seems relaxed & happy in there with around 4 inches of substrate in there.

I have had no issues with hairs off my LP, but I have read that those cheap hayfever tablets that cost around £1 for 14 days worth, are very effective as relieving any irritation, if it happens.
 

AndrewClayton

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Hairs never used to affect me at all no matter what species but since about April this year that changed i we’re gloves even just to change the water and I still use the Tongs to get the water lol
 

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