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I Need Help! Anyone know what this is?!?

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    Loving.My.Monster New Member

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    Hey! I'm new to this but I had noticed a couple weeks ago that my Rose Hair got something going on with the top of her abdomen.. she's like losing hair or something? I don't know but I love her and I don't want her to be dying and me not know what's going on. I thought maybe she's just about to molt?

    Anyone!! PLEASE HEELLPPP!

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

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    Tarantulas kick hairs for different reasons, defence, stress or premoult so no reason to worry.
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    Loving.My.Monster New Member

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    Thank you for replying! Are there certain things that could stress her out? Sorry im a single mom but I love her like my own child lol I've had her for like 5 1/2 years
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    The most common cause of stress is rehousing or handling.
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    Well she's been in her cage now for a year or so and I've held her maybe a month ago... However, when I feed her, I put a half dozen crickets in at once. Could that be to much for her and stress her out?
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    Not if she's eating them fairly quickly and if she's always been fed that way. I'd say it's more likely to be premoult.
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    Okay :) thank you so so much now I don't have to worry as much.. I appreciate it alot!
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    When they're in premoult they often kick hairs around as a defence against predators during the moult when they are very vulnerable.
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