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My tarantula is moving strangely. Help!

cooper

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My tarantula has been violently stomping when ever I do stuff around her cage. She is an adult female Aphonopelma chalcodes. This behavior started a week ago after I rehoused her. I have only had her for a few months and she is my first. If you have any questions I will try my best to answer . thank you
 

ilovebrachys

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My tarantula has been violently stomping when ever I do stuff around her cage. She is an adult female Aphonopelma chalcodes. This behavior started a week ago after I rehoused her. I have only had her for a few months and she is my first. If you have any questions I will try my best to answer . thank you
Some pictures of your enclosure may help us to help you... I'm not entirely sure what you mean by violently stomping? As you have just rehoused her this maybe something to do with what you are seeing.. What substrate are you currently using?
 

ilovebrachys

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Have you used any cleaning products /sprays in the room she's in or any chemicals to clean her enclosure out with?
 

ilovebrachys

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Looks like DKS to me.
That's what I was going to suggest - (that's why I asked about cleaning products)
It's not great if your T is suffering from DKS its often thought of as something that's bought on by tarantulas being exposed to some sort of toxin (air freshners, cleaning products, other pets flea treatments etc) so they are unable to control there movements properly...
 
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