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I NEED HELP!!! (not eating)

regalis

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tagging @regalis as she likes a good pokie and may have some insight but as other have said, a water dish is a must. Pokies are also very light sensitive so if in a bright area, they will naturally want to hide and run away from the light. Try and have him/her in a darker area to settle down.
Like enn49 said... try smaller food. Even some of my larger poecilotheria prefer small food. They will take multiple small crickets rather than a medium- large roach.
 

Domagoj

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tagging @regalis as she likes a good pokie and may have some insight but as other have said, a water dish is a must. Pokies are also very light sensitive so if in a bright area, they will naturally want to hide and run away from the light. Try and have him/her in a darker area to settle down.
Will do ... thanks
 

Domagoj

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Like enn49 said... try smaller food. Even some of my larger poecilotheria prefer small food. They will take multiple small crickets rather than a medium- large roach.
You really think the food is to big for her/him.... okey il take smaller roaches and try giving them to her
 

Brachyfan

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Uff lets hope this works ... thanks alot and is this normal for juveniels and younger tarantulas that they dont eat for a long time ... i mean dont they need to eat alot to grow faster?
I had a Eupalaestrus campestratus 1/2" sling go 6 months without food. They may eat enough food to get ready to moult and then not eat waiting for their new exoskeleton to be ready.
 

regalis

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Uff lets hope this works ... thanks alot and is this normal for juveniels and younger tarantulas that they dont eat for a long time ... i mean dont they need to eat alot to grow faster?
Mine eat about twice a week but my Metallica slings are very skittish. They sometimes run like mad when I drop a cricket but I normal hear a scuffle not long after I walk away. Then go back and they are munching. You dont want to over feed them.
 

Enn49

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My P. met is 6 years old and 6" dls and will still only eats medium crickets, a few yes but anything bigger and they get left. In all those 6 years I've only seen her eat once.
 

Domagoj

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My P. met is 6 years old and 6" dls and will still only eats medium crickets, a few yes but anything bigger and they get left. In all those 6 years I've only seen her eat once.
You serious WOW.... hahahahha well ill leave her dead small roaches and we shall see
 

Domagoj

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Mine eat about twice a week but my Metallica slings are very skittish. They sometimes run like mad when I drop a cricket but I normal hear a scuffle not long after I walk away. Then go back and they are munching. You dont want to over feed them.
Im not overfeeding it ... i drop a roach inside and she runs away from him... like hes walking on top of her and idk like i know she can see him and sence him but ... well we shall see il use thw tips you gave me... thanks alot
 

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