Diameter on Climbing Fixtures for Pink Toe Tarantula

Diogenes

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I'm designing a new habitat for my pink toe tarantula (it's current home is just much to big) and I was thinking it would be cool to make some fake vines to provide some arboreal terrain. I'm using 1/2 inch diamiter rope and clear gorilla glue to attach coco fiber to make the vines and was wondering if the rope is too small a diameter and could cause my T to fall. Any advice would be appreciated!
 

Matt Man

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Pink Toes lives mostly in trees, sometimes in wide leafed plants. Vines aren't their normal habitat so emulating them would be for your own enjoyment, not theirs. 1/2" is too small. My bark for my arboreal Ts is wider than their lateral leg span (which can be +4") and that serves them well
 

Diogenes

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Noted! I'll try and track down something a bit larger then and see if I cant make leaves to go along with it
 

Matt Man

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have a piece of bark that is 2/3rds to 3/4s the height of your enclosure. Have it also about 1/3 to 1/2 the width. Tilt it slightly backwards. Make sue a T can come over the top and around both sides. Add some leafs near the top and you are done. If you do a search here, there is a wealth of avicularia information
 

Diogenes

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Gotcha, would it also be wise to make some sort of expanding foam background on the parts not covered by bark to make it easier to climb?
 

Matt Man

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not needed, you can do it to satisfy your aesthetic. Some people do cork back walls as well, some cages come with foam back walls included.
 

Diogenes

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Alright, thank you so much for all the advice by the way! I'm rather new to keeping tarantulas and tired to do as much research as I could before I adopted my T, but I'm still learning
 
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