- Mar 16, 2017
Hello, my local Tucson petco has those tarantula hut things all containing avi. Avic. Should I spend the 20$ on it or go spend my 20$ and order from lllreptile
I would buy from a breeder, because they tend to correctly identify/label their animals a lot more reliably, and with the scientific name. Whether that's someone local to you, at a reptile expo, or an online vendor that ships, they can all work well.But what would you guys do
I would not use anything that you know is made from PVC. There are lots of unknowns on whether it might cause harm to your tarantula over time. It is already being considered as dangerous to humans when prolonged exposure to it occurs.. It would be better to choose a safer plastic if you choose something fake.Another question, instead of fake bark decorations, would some pvc work, if I got some that's smaller in size and put a cap on it(no glue or cement of course) and some bigger ones it can go in with no problem and hide in(I know they make own hides but I think it's good to provide some premodern hides).
Both are bad choices, honestly. But in my past I have also "rescued" a couple Tarantulas from big chain stores.Hello, my local Tucson petco has those tarantula hut things all containing avi. Avic. Should I spend the 20$ on it or go spend my 20$ and order from lllreptile
Not doubting you, but I need to read the citations. Not second info, like "this other thread, this guy said..."It is already being considered as dangerous to humans when prolonged exposure to it occurs.
In that statement of mine you quoted, I am actually meaning people who work with PVC on a regular basis like construction, daily use, etc.. For those of us in homes where there might be some PVC pipes and a few scattered objects in our hobbies, I did not see anything that says it is life threatening (based on current information). If PVC pipes are leeching into drinking water you would figure that it could be detected and I saw nothing of the sort in my searches. I don't think this is like medical issues in the past like lead or asbestos.Not doubting you, but I need to read the citations. Not second info, like "this other thread, this guy said..."
Plastics and such do outgas for sure, some more than others. I'd like to know because it wasn't long ago that people used PVC to make inexpensive hides for Ts, myself included. I have a few PVC pieces not being used and if cutting them is such an issue, I'd like to read on this.