Caribena versicolor fall?

Dark8Legs

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Hello, sorry for the dumb question i have just acquired a c. versicolor tarantula and its my first arboreal t since i only have terrestrial species and she was delivered late and ended up 3 days in transit when i unboxed her she seemed fine a little slow but fine i put her into her enclosjre and she webbed a little explored drinked a few droplets of water i placed on her web but refused any food she seems to be doing fine but today i observed her strolling around the enclosure and falling about 2 times from the top of the enclosure her butt isn't big or showing any signs of premolt so i wanted to ask if its normal for them to be clumsy and fall or should i fear for the worse?:embarrassed: IMG_20201119_203707_636.jpg IMG_20201119_203707_636.jpg
 

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viper69

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Sounds like moving into molt by your words, but not by pic. Sometimes Ts fall

Who knows- just monitor
 

EtienneN

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They wear out their 'scopulae', the pads on their feet that enable them to climb smooth surfaces when they are nearing a moult. If the tarantula actually fell, I'd remove those decorative rocks as they could potentially injure the spider.
 

Dark8Legs

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They wear out their 'scopulae', the pads on their feet that enable them to climb smooth surfaces when they are nearing a moult. If the tarantula actually fell, I'd remove those decorative rocks as they could potentially injure the spider.
Thank you will do so asap :)
 

Coradams

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Since she is falling, you may consider removing those stones. I imagine they could cause injury if she lands on them.
 

Coradams

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Sorry to be redundant. EtienneN made my point while I was typing. Good luck with your t.
 

vicareux

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I would reccomend a little more fake plants around the middle "tree" - so the spider can web up web mats and tunnels around the enclosure-making a fall near impossible

Day 1:
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Day 5:
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Baby T

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Plan on acquiring some fake plant leaves to place around the top
👍 They like places to retreat and feel safe. If your enclosure is top opening I recommend placing the leaves about 2/3 up. If they're too high it might end up webbing them to the lid, which makes opening more difficult!
 

Matt Man

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I'd add another piece of wood of similar size to what you have and some foliage. See how @vicareaux created that curve shape with their bark. That provides an ideal nest building sit for them
 
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