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How often to feed

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Pants__cat, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Pants__cat

    Pants__cat Member

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    i just bought a mature G rosea, and she has quite the appetite. She's eaten everything I've dropped in there, should I just let her eat or should I limit her. She's about 4 or 5 inches
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    Evanthomas Active Member

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    What are you feeding her? My adult female eats a large dubia once every week or two until she randomly stops eating for months.
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    Large crickets
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    Evanthomas Active Member

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    I would probably feed mine two or three crickets a week while she's taking it. Mine has gone on hunger strikes so make sure you take the crickets out if she doesn't eat them.
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    feed the slings abdomen sized prey as often as they'll eat it. they won't over eat. i feed my smallest ones 3 times a week, i've tried 4 but they usually ignore that 4th roach for a day or so then eat it. 3 times a week they eat every time.

    large slings/juvies i feed twice a week, sub-adult/adult i feed once a week.
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