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Loosing Weight

krbrooks

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Thanks in advance for reading/helping! I have a Chilean Rosehair who has been fasting for 7 months. I've had her for two years, and she went about a year without eating before her first molt. I thought that was a long time, even for a rosehair, but it seemed to be her "normal." the past month or so, however, I have noticed her abdomen really thinning out. I'm a reptile person, she's my only T, so I'm not sure if this could be a normal pre-molt thing? It also seems like she's much more active, like she's looking for food? Usually when I put a superworm in there she'll play with it but won't eat. Any tips?
 

krbrooks

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Yes. Just like with the superworms, she'll make an attempt at strike posture (pretty much the same as when I startle her with something, like she's scared of her prey lol) but leaves them alone.
 

krbrooks

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She doesn't have tibial hooks, and I got her from a friend who has maintained a large collection of Ts over the years. I would assume he knew what he was talking about, but anything is possible! Just out of curiosity: why would the sex matter in this situation?
 

menavodi

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3 Year Member
It just sounded like you are describing a male tarantula. They stop eating and the abdomen shrinks....that just came to mind when I was reading your post.:)
 

MassExodus

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Rosea do fast a lot. It could also be old, and coming to the end. Do you handle? Can you check the mouth and butt? And is the abdoman wrinkling at all?
 

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