Arboreal Golden knee?

neanyoe

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So i rehoused my G. aureostriata, Golden knee.. and ever since he/she's been sitting at the top of the enclosure, not once touching the ground since being placed inside.

why is this? picture:


(note: i dont leave it by the window, it does'nt get direct sunlight.. just put it there for the lighting)
 

P. Novak

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Is the substrate moist at all? Grammostola spp. tend to have a problem with that.

If I were you I would add more dirt, a fall like that could possibly kill the T.
 

neanyoe

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yeah it is moist.. ill add more dirt right away. thanks for the quick reply
 

P. Novak

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yeah it is moist.. ill add more dirt right away. thanks for the quick reply
No problem. That's why your T is climbing because it's moist. Add more dirt and let it dry out and it'll be good to go.
 

JMoran1097

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agreed with every other statement already. the ground is probably too wet, thus the T climbs to avoid that. when the ground dries out, she'll probably be down there terra-forming the enclosure.
 

Becky

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My lot climb for a day or so after they've been rehoused, to settle in i guess.

Once the subby is dry she'll feel a lot more comfortable.. fussy lil things!
 
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