- Jan 28, 2017
If you have a Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnn store, all of them have fake plants though you will have to buy a full stem with multiple leaves because of packaging. These stores also have all kinds of small plastic objects that can be used or converted into a hide. You might have something at home made of plastic that can be converted to become a hide - Bottle caps, plastic thimbles, a piece from a large diameter straw, etc.
^^^^ You might also verify you don't have too much moisture as mentioned by Andrea82 if you prefer the current size enclosure. Usually they will try to get out if something is not to their liking on their current home. I stopped using the very small containers right after trying them because I would accidentally flex the plastic too easily which would upset the tarantula making it want to escape.
I only have maybe 1/4 of the substrate wetted at the top but maybe that's too much? I can't imagine that the small patch of moisture would be enough to keep the sling always at the top trying to escape though. I currently don't have a good means to keep the sling hydrated other than wetting some of the substrate. He just won't come down and has been doing this ever since I rehoused him; he won't touch the substrate even when it was dry.
I guess I'll just have to wait for the substrate to completely dry and hope to find a smaller bottle cap for water in the mean time. As far as I'm aware he hasn't come down all day and isn't feeding on the pre-killed crickets I left lying around.