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New A. Avicularia! Any Advice?

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by Kaden Alexander, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Kaden Alexander

    Kaden Alexander Member

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    Just got a new T and its a Pink Toe! This is my third tarantula, my others being a N. Chromatus and a G. Porteri. It ate a small cricket almost an hour ago now. I'll put some pics of its set up below.This probably will only be a temporary set up, I don't know, depends on what you guys say.

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    It needs a taller enclosure. Avics are tree dwellers and they dont like the ground. They need things to climb on. Heres a couple videos to get some ideas of what these guys need. First is a video of some young juveniles moving out of there sling enclosures into juvenile ones. The second video is of my adult female pinktoe getting a deep clean on her enclosure. With all avics they need lots of cross ventilation.



  3. Kaden Alexander

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    Ok... Thanks. I did give it a fork bark flat that it likes to climb on. I know it needs a taller enclosure but the spider is only 2.25 inches of so, and I don't want to give it an enclosure that is too big. The smallest thing we have in my area is a 10 gallon tank. I would have to order from Jamie's or somethin.
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    In the first video I made those enclosures from containers at Walmart for $2.00 you can put the vent holes in with a soldering iron or a hot nail and a pair of pliers.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    excellent advice (as usual) :)
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    Thanks. I'll keep that in mind