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Wanting to get my first T

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Tyler Dobbin, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Tyler Dobbin

    Tyler Dobbin New Member

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    I have wanted a tarantula since I was a kid even tho I was afraid of spiders (lol) but when I started working at a pet store last year I had to work with them and actually liked them. I was curious what a good starter arboreal tarantula would be? all signs seem to point towards a Antilles pinktoe, but I am curious on what others would think are good starters that stay small. What would be the dimensions of something like a pinktoe?
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    most pink toes are great starter T's if you take the time to understand it's humidity/temperature requirements.. my personal recommendation would be the brachypelma smithi (mexican red knee) they are incredibly hardy with a great temperment.. very rare to bite but not unusual to fling hairs if spooked and general care for it is really simple. its a bonus that it looks great and gets pretty large.. slow growing but long lifespan
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    Tyler Dobbin New Member

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    I currently own a rat snake and a blue tongue skink as well. I am really into reptiles but don't know too much about tarantulas. I have been looking up the humidity/temp and ventilation requirements tho. The thing is Avicularia versicolor and the similar spider Avicularia avicularia both seem intresting but
    Avicularia versicolor seems to get bigger and as far as the internet says can jump far and is more "flighty"?
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    I'm not sure with the versicolor to be fair... so its best we wait for someone with experience:)
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    image.jpeg Get this book.! It will teach you alot
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    I buy the bulk of my stuff from lllreptile (supplies and enclosures not animals) and I've seen them selling that book
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    avics can be tricky and have a chance of suddenly dieing. Its called "sudden avic syndrome "
    I got the book before i got my Ts. Very informative some call it the "tarantula keepers bible"' haha. Oh cool, i didnt know they had books on their sight. You can also find it on ebay and jamiestarantulas.com
    Also if you buy supplies on lllrep you might want to check this company out
    http://m.drsfostersmith.com
    Ive gotten supplies for my snakes and turtles. Good prices.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member

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    Cocofiber 3pack bricks for 4.99$ a pack. I got them on sale for 3.60 a few months ago
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    I get foster and smith catalogs but they never send spider catalogs! I never knew they dealt with spiders
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    pretty close to lll's price lllreptile has the zoo med 3 pack for $4.49
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    They dont. But you can get odds ends. Like cocofiber, water dishes,etc. plus you have reptiles so always can get stuff for them ;)z
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    Not bad. Petco robs people. They charge almost 10$ a pack
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    currently $14.59 on lllreptile.. to be fair you could prolly find it cheaper on amazon but who knows
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    Im sure you could. I picked up mine off ebay.
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