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Incredible appetite?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Adam Boudreau, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Adam Boudreau

    Adam Boudreau New Member

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    Okay so my Brachypelma albopilosum has a furosious appetite and I'm scratching my head as to why..? Is she preparing to molt although I was expecting the opposite behavior as has happened in the past. She's a juvinile and I've had her ever since a little sling so I know the eating habits and she comes out of her hide when she's hungry waiting for food, so I fed her starting with a wee little cricket, gobbled it up and in an hour saw her back out so I was like hmm mustve been too small I'll fill that tummy of hers up with a juicy wax worm, gobbled it down, about 75% of the way through the wax worm i see her again? So now I'm like something's weird so for giggles thinking there's no way shell eat anything else I throw in a small to medium sized meal worm, not even done with the wax worm she bites into both and as I speak she's eating them simotaniously. She's been fed twice a week ever since a sling and now once a week as she's gotten bigger, her bum is not too skinny either. Any idea whats going on?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I feed my B. albo juvis 2-3 medium/large crickets every 7-10 days so maybe you need to give her larger prey.
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    voldemort New Member

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    I received my B. hamorii/smithi last Fall and she was always hungry so I kept feeding her...then she went on a ~4 month fast (during winter and early spring). Then she started eating normally again so I just keep her on a schedule now and go off of how thin/plump she looks. As long as she's healthy looking and not thin, she'll be fine.
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