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Dina - 2008-02-26
My husband and I have a rose haired tarantula, we have had her for 6 years and we love having her. Our 7 year old daughter wanted her own tarantula and she picked out her pink toe named Midnight. The pink toe is not as socialable and jumps every time we try to hold her. Our rose hair we handle quite often. The pink toe jumped from my husband's hand to land on my 4 year old son's face, to his surprise, and since he is used to our rose hair he patiently waited for daddy to take her off his face. We are hoping that the pink toe will get more comfortable with being held eventually. We love our tarantulas and they are wonderful pets.

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  • chance - 2012-05-24
    My pink toe never jumps but if you don't want him/her to jump so far when you hold him/her put your other hand in front of the t so it doesn't jump
  • anonymous - 2015-03-03
    pink toes are really fast and difficult to handle. they will not be as sociable as a rosehair. even though they are very docile they are also very very skittish
  • Clarice Brough - 2015-03-04
    Very true! (couldn't have said it better myself)
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Curtis Sowers - 2012-08-05
I bought a pink toe 3 days ago named Titan. I let him get used to his tank and he ate 3 crickets in 2 days ,but every time I try to hold him he bites me. I am being gentle. I haven't dropped him yet but he won't stop bitting me. Please help me my email is curtistheamazing@gmail.com HELP it's so frusterating he also about 5-6 months old.

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  • anon - 2012-08-06
    Don't try to physicly pick him up, try resting yor fingers on the flat in front of him or a few fingers flat on the tree. Some like to be left till they come out from hiding, always approach him from the front. Shower his tank with water, at least every four days but don't get him wet.  I  use a 3rd of a cup. He miight also prefer locust.  You'd be amazed what they devour in 1 meal ,
  • anonymous - 2015-03-03
    some tarantulas just don't like being handled and pink toes are very skittish. they don't really like being handled mostly
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charlie - 2013-07-29
My rose hair has not eaten for two years now and still not eating. Just wondering if there's something I'm doing wrong or if this is natural?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-29
    Two years? I am not sure a tarantula can live for 2 years without ANY food. It seems like she must have eaten something at some point by now. Are you sure she hasn't eat a cricket and you just missed it?
  • brigette - 2015-02-24
    Mine started to eat once I added the right amount of light. Make sure you have a temp of around 80degrees and that there is some humidity in the cage. Use a newspaper to cover the top to prevent the humidity from getting out and water spray the interior of cage (away from spider)
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brigette - 2015-02-24
I bought my rose hair from petsmart about 6 months ago. We tried feeding her like they said they did daily. But she/he wouldnt touch anything. In 6 months she maybe ate 4 crickets and was losing her size. After multiple trips to petsmart finally realized she needed a light in the cage...duh. It was like night and day and she will eat almost 4 to 5 times a week now. But she has grown fast, and now she is webbing the bottom of her cage, is she going to molt? Or? I heard she wouldnt eat during molting but I need more crickets cuz she is still eating them every day or so. temp in cage is a steady almost 80 and we spray for humidity, but she is still eating. I am not sure if she is a she or a he either? But should I clean out the webbing? how often?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-24
    She sounds like she's doing great, glad you got her a light:) Spinning a web is perfectly normal. I would leave the web, and keep feeding her (about once a week) as long as she is eating.
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Kyra Swim - 2015-02-06
my husband got a c. rose hair tarantula about 2-3 years ago from his cousin and it hasn't molted yet?  she still eats ok and moves around.  is that a bad sign?  we aren't sure how old she is.  what would cause her not to molt? i thought they were supposed to every year?  we don't moniter the temp and humidity so i just got that  to try to keep a better environment for her. any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-14
    Your tarantula sounds like it is fine. These types of spiders molt when they are growing, and molt the most when young. However as adults, females may molt about once a year and males will probably never molt. You may actually have a male, but I have also heard of females going for over 2 years without molting.
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Jhan - 2015-02-18
i have an obt but im a beginner i dont know how to care it..please advice me on how to care for it..thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-18
    There's lots of information on the Mombasa Baboon Spider page above, with foods and feeding, housing, cage care, ailments and more.
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Alyssa Robbins - 2015-02-17
I have a mature female Indian Ornamental who was given to me and shes a lot more..tarantula than I think I can handle. I'm looking into selling her to someone who's experienced with her breed. Also how much is she worth?

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tammie - 2015-02-15
can you put another spider with them

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-15
    Yes you can, this species of tarantula are actually colony spiders.
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mike - 2015-02-04
I have a versicolor, and for the past month or so she's been trying to climb the topside of her cage and consistent falls from the roof is this normal behavior?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-14
    Tarantulas will often act this way when they are getting ready to molt, just make sure he has access to water.
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Deano Dëë - 2015-01-31
My pink toe stopped eating nd moving so took it to th pet shop where a baught it from an d he took it out and dropped it dose this mean it wil die a think its goin to moult

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  • eight legged love - 2015-01-31
    I don't know why either, but mine is doing the same thing, it also hasn't webbed at all in the three week span I've had it, barely moves, ignores water, and is extra skiddish and scared.
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