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Pink toe won’t eat

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Pants__cat, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Pants__cat

    Pants__cat Member

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    About a month ago I picked up a decent size pink toe at the pet store, I was told it was a great eater and sometimes ate two crickets in a day. Since I’ve gotten it, it hasn’t eaten a single cricket
    What am I doing wrong?
  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It can take them a while to settle in to a new home but it could also be in premoult. Don't worry they can go very long periods without food just make sure it has plenty fresh water.
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    Pants__cat Member

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    I’m used to my Rosie going a long time without food, but the last pink toe I got only survived about a week after bringing it home from the pet store (this one is much bigger and plumper) so I guess I’m extra paranoid
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    We can all sympathise with that feeling.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If someone was feeding it two crickets a day it's probably done eating for a long time now. Two crickets a week would be plenty. I feed mine 3 or 4 crickets every 2-3 weeks.
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