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My first tarantula

SamanthaG2022

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Location
Ayrshire
I got my first tarantula a juvenile brachypelma hamorii just nearly 3week ago. I start to see if my wee guy/girl would eat couple days ago after waiting over a week to settle but he/she doesn't seem interested in live or dead food.
I know they won't eat if stressed, temps aren't right or due a molt.
Can anyone recommend what could do and also what u guys have been doing to feed your juvenile
Added pic of house and of tarantula
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DustyD

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Location
Maine
Your little guy or gal could be in premolt. The abdomen looks darker to me, although I have not owned a B. hamorii.

I feed mine crickets and occasionally disabled roaches and superworms (which I now behead as they are tricksy and will fake death after I tried to crush their heads)

Your enclosure looks good. It is hard for me to tell what the distance is between the substrate and the top but the usual recommendation is it to be 1.5x the diagonal length between a front and back leg(maybe you knew that). Your height seems close to that if not on it.
 

Trainwreck

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Location
arizona
Great spider! One of my favorites, mine’s been with me for 13 years now and she eats when she wants to. Don’t stress the temperature too much, I don’t even have thermometers in my enclosures. If you’re comfortable, the tarantula is comfortable as well.
Try mealworms or super worms too, just pre kill and leave right outside the hide overnight. If it’s in premolt, don’t leave live prey overnight especially crickets. Here’s a pic of mine, who is in premolt, you can see her darkened opisthosoma. It’s easy to see if they have a bald spot, it’s usually a light tan color but you can see the new setae underneath now
 

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