Cinnamon Pinktoe Owners. I need help!!

Godzilla2000

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I know I've been saying this alot but I need help! I have a Cinnamon Pinktoe sling. Is it unusual for this Arboreal to be hiding like a burrower in the corner covered by a thin layer of peat moss? She seems to be moving around fine, if a little bit sluggish. But she just cannot seem to gather the strength to climb the walls of her jar like she usually does. She ate a pretty sizable 1/4 inch cricket yesterday. (I've covered in another thread that I ordinarily solder the larger than pinhead crickets' mandibles before feeding them to slings.)
 

Godzilla2000

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Can no one offer me any advice? Where are all the Avic experts when I need them! :(
 

pategirl

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I don't know exactly, but some aboreal slings stick close to the groud when little. Since it ate recently, I wouldn't worry too much unless it starts to curl. It will climb if it wants to. Hope that helped a little.
 

Godzilla2000

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Oh thank you, thank you Pate! I knew I could count on you for reassurance. I'm a rank amateur when it comes to taking care of slings. I guess that meal Blondie ate yesterday is bogging her down. I mean she ate a whole 1/4 inch cricket that was nearly her size.
 

Nixy

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I only have a versi sling.
But when she behaved like that I moved her to something smaller. It seemed to give her a bit more assurance somehow and she started acting better.
Hope this helps some.
 

Godzilla2000

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I'll have to see if I can find a sister with empty baby jars I guess. I don't have any since I've never had kids. Hmmmm....maybe I'll feed the Millis I'm getting veggie babyfood with no additives and harmful preservative for awhile along with the fresh veggies I bought for them. That way I can get an empty Babyfood Jar. But chances are that once I've emotied it, My sling will have grown.
 

Godzilla2000

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Update: Blondie is doing fine. I think it's just the size of her previous meal that was weighing her down.
 

SpiderTwin

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When you say cinnamon Pink toe, do you mean A. aurantiaca?
What type of container do you have her in? I have my spiderling in a vial for now until she goes through another molt or so. I'm glad to hear she's doing better, it was probably the big meal that slowed her down. I fed mine a 1/4" or so cricket yesterday and he/she has been hanging out since.
 
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