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Guyana Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia) Care Guide




Spiderling (under 0.5")

Juveniles (under 3")

Adults

Housing

Arboreal enclosure that is at least 2-3 times as tall as the tarantula is long. Sling Crib or 3" Tarantula Cube or canopy mini, canopy understory or flat top enclosure. Small or large water dish. Substrate with sphagnum moss (optional), stick or cork bark, and fake plants or leaves. Cross ventilation through air holes on both sides and possibly the top of the enclosure. Avoid misting and high humidity.

For smaller specimens: Small Treehouse, canopy flat top or canopy understory. For larger specimens: Medium Treehouse, Canopy, 9" Understory. Small or large water dish. Substrate with sphagnum moss (optional), stick or cork bark, and fake plants or leaves. Cross ventilation through air holes on both sides and possibly the top of the enclosure. Avoid misting and high humidity.

Arboreal enclosure that is at least 2-3 times as tall as the tarantula is long. For the largest specimens: Treehouse Switch XL . For Specimens 3 to 5": Large Treehouse or Understory Small or large water dish. Substrate with sphagnum moss (optional), stick or cork bark, and fake plants or leaves. Cross ventilation through air holes on both sides and possibly the top of the enclosure. Avoid misting and high humidity.

Feeding

Flightless fruit flies or confused flour beetles twice a week. Small crickets or pinhead roaches once over 0.5 inches. Prey should be prekilled if too big. Remove uneaten prey 24 hours later. Feed 2-3 days after a molt.

One or two small-medium crickets every 10-14 days. May refuse to eat for weeks or months, especially in premolt. Wait 4-7 days after a molt to offer food.

4-5 adult crickets every three to four weeks. May refuse to eat for extended periods, especially in premolt. Wait at least a week after a molt to offer food.

Handling

Mild venom and urticating hairs, but they do not kick their hairs and are more docile, choosing to flee rather than show defensive behavior. May jump and shoot feces as a defense mechanism. Handle with caution and respect their boundaries.

Same as Spiderling

Same as Spiderling

General Care

Keep enclosure clean and free of excess prey and feces. Recreate a similar environment to their native habitat. Maintain room temperature. Avoid stagnant air.

Same as Spiderling

Same as Spiderling





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