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Question from a n00b

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by Booshaka, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Booshaka

    Booshaka New Member

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    Hello all! I'm jay and im new to T's. Anyways so I recently got into the hobby, and picked up two T's the first an avicularia avicularia and a Aphonopelma seemanni. First off, yes I'm aware they are not the best starters, but i went to the local exotic pet shop with a list of starter T's (rose hair, Mexican red leg, etc) and of course they didnt habe any of them lol. Well anyways, I have been doing quite well with the two i have. Been gut loading my crickets and making sure they are happy per say. Well the seemanni is no issues always eats and likes its burrow. I'll ask about that one in another thread. Well my pink toe was eating just fine for the month ive had it, but then out of no where today would not take the cricket. I put it on the entrance of its silk hide, nothing, nudged the cricket and it went into the "den", ran right passed the pink toe and exited the bottom. First time it has never eaten. I know sometimes they just dont eat for many reasons, but am i just over reacting?

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  2. Enn49

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

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    Hi Jay, welcome to the hobby :)
    Your T may be in premoult, the most common reason for a T not eating. T can go long periods without food so don't worry just keep the water bowl topped up and remove any uneaten food after 24 hours.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Also, if you feed them alot, they'll sometimes gorge themselves and stop eating for awhile.
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