Why keep just one tarantula, when you can have three or four? Keeping multiple tarantulas is very common, epically amongst enthusiasts, who can’t just stop at one. If your feeling the itch to add another tarantula to your list of pets, you’ll need to separate them into their own enclosure. Don’t keep them together in groups because they have the tendency to be cannibalistic.
Telling the difference apart between a male and a female tarantula can be a difficult process. As a result, its difficult to say for sure how long they a long span they have. Typically females outlive their counter parts, by a wide margin.
For the inexperienced tarantula owner, you should know that tarantulas shed their exoskeletons so they can keep growing for the entire lives. This process can leave many inexperienced owners puzzled and fearing the worst.
If you think that’s a hoot, wait until you find your tarantula on their back with their legs spread. You’ll think it’s dead, but its just getting ready to molt. If on the other hand, you find your tarantula on their belly with the legs tucked in, that’s when you know they are dead or dying.
Always consider safety as a top priority, security of your pet, heating for comfort and size of your pet’s enclosure. Also keep in mind that tarantulas tend to be cannibalistic, so never keep two spiders together. Tarantulas are known for escaping so be sure that you tank is secure. Without question, the best type of enclosure for your tarantula is a fish tank or terrarium with a locking mesh screen top. Petware House suggest a minimum tank size of at least five gallons, with a ten gallon tank as ideal size. This will provide your pet with more space and of course, more options for decorating. In general tarantulas do not need a lot of space to live a happy life, but do make your pet’s housing options as interesting as possible.
Just as with most pet’s living within a confined space, it will be necessary to keep temperatures within a specified range for your type of pet. The tarantula requires a range someplace between seventy and eighty degrees Fahrenheit to live comfortably. However, unlike many other pets they don’t require any bright lighting schemes. However, if you want a light for your pet spider, a fixture with a red light will work. Be sure the light does not dry out your habitat.
Just as with most pet’s living within a confined space, it will be necessary to keep temperatures within a specified range for your type of pet. The tarantula requires a range someplace between seventy and eighty degrees Fahrenheit to live comfortably. However, unlike many other pets they don’t require any bright lighting schemes. However, if you want a light for your pet spider, a fixture with a red light will work. Be sure the light does not dry out your habitiat.
A substrate will be required as bedding for the bottom of your pet tarantulas tank. You will have a number of options here such as sterilized potting soil, eco earth and bed-a-beast are all excellent options and available at Petware Houe. In addition the bottom of the cage should have at least one to three inches of substrate in addition to a shallow dish water dish. Although decorations are not necessary for your pet tarantula, most would prefer to have their tanks look more natural. Here at Petware House, we do carry a number of commercially available logs, plants, rocks, vines, and other décor. Just keep in mind that tarantulas are climbers. If you place decorations close to the top of your tank, ensure you are aware of your tarantula’s location.
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