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Mr.T's problem

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Bryan, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan New Member

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    So,my Grammostola pulchripes sling refuse to take his meal for already quite some time...maybe 1 week and a half? Here's a picture of him,and is his abdomen consider as plump or shrinked? How long can it be starved ? IMG_20181012_184640.jpg IMG_20181012_184640.jpg
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Try squashing the head of the food item next time but I'd wait 4-5 days before you try again. Ts can go long periods without food as long as they have water available at all times.
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    Bryan New Member

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    Thanks for the reply.Btw,do u have any problems about Ts tring to get out of their enclosure? I'm also having this problem as he always trying to find a way out... 15394281640804030353792960241902.jpg
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    That's quite common. I have 1, a tiny Pseudhapalopus, that when I check will be right at the bottom of it's deli but by the time I lift the lid it is in the lid, talk about teleporting :D
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    Bryan New Member

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    Hahahah,these adorable lil T's are so unpredictable :T: Thanks for the information:D
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi @Bryan, welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of T keeping. Climbing could be a sign of the substrate being too damp. G Pulchripes don't like it too wet so try to only have moisture on one side, the other side dry so he/she has the choice. RE: feeding, general rule.of thumb is don't offer food that is larger than the abdomen unless you pre kill like others have mentioned. The enclosure may be a bit too large atm and so I would try to fill with a small piece of cork or some plastic plants/ leavws so it can feel more secure and have somewhere to call home. Hope you find all this useful. Happy T keeping :)
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    Woahhhh,that explains a lot...I've moisten his enclosure by spraying waters into the substrate yesterday and it seems thats the reason why he prefers to stay on that spot...Thanks for the information and friendly welcome!:D
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    NP, happy to help :)