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Please help!! (uusual behaviour)

crystaltilly

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I had my tarantula for 9 years and on Wednesday I’ve noticed unusual behavior I’ve never noticed before. She was pacing and walking around disoriented and then on Thursday I found her on her back. I’m thinking she’s getting ready to molt but she’s twitching a lot. I have never noticed that from previous molting.

I’m extremely worried. Is she dying?
 

DustyD

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Maine
It could be a molt in progress. I will let others with more experience add their views. Make sure as always that fresh water is handy. I think dehydration can be a problem sometimes with Ts.

I just wanted to chime in to offer my hopes for a good results.
 

Arachnoclown

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The Oregon rain forest
Tarantulas suck to get fluid to drink. If it sucks the polymer through the fabric it expands inside the spider. Hopefully this isn't what's happening.
 

crystaltilly

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Miami
It could be a molt in progress. I will let others with more experience add their views. Make sure as always that fresh water is handy. I think dehydration can be a problem sometimes with Ts.

I just wanted to chime in to offer my hopes for a good results.
Just doesn’t make sense if I’ve been doing the same thing for 9 years, why now ☹️ Thank you for your reply.
 

Quentink35

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Colorado USA
I had my tarantula for 9 years and on Wednesday I’ve noticed unusual behavior I’ve never noticed before. She was pacing and walking around disoriented and then on Thursday I found her on her back. I’m thinking she’s getting ready to molt but she’s twitching a lot. I have never noticed that from previous molting.
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I’m extremely worried. Is she dying?
 

Critter

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Dumas texas
I had my tarantula for 9 years and on Wednesday I’ve noticed unusual behavior I’ve never noticed before. She was pacing and walking around disoriented and then on Thursday I found her on her back. I’m thinking she’s getting ready to molt but she’s twitching a lot. I have never noticed that from previous molting.
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I’m extremely worried. Is she dying?
 

Critter

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Dumas texas
Sometimes they can have hard time molting let her be the twitching is most likely her trying to get out of old exto I hav had some do that also all I could do is watch an hope for the best most times it turns out ok
 

Shan1328

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london ontario canada
I'm curious to know how she made out and I'm so glad I heard about those water packs I've never seen them and didn't know u could or shouldn't use them for that matter. I'm fairly new to the trade myself. I'm really hoping your T is molting please update
 
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