- Jun 4, 2020
I have always avoided these because of how hard they are to take care of. I decided to pick one up at a local exotic pet shop and try my hand at it. They were kind enough to give me the whole container it was housed in. So far it hasn't been very active, doesn't come out at night, not aggressive towards prey, not aggressive towards me, not as fast as I thought. So far it's been the complete opposite of all the stereotypes its given. Even when I dropped in a small cricket the size of its head it just calmly backs out of the situation and tries to find a way out. If it doesn't eat or molt within a week I'm probably going to return it as I'm not sure if it was already lethargic before I even picked it up. They've mentioned that they were feeding it, but all I saw were dead crickets fully intact, those crickets weren't eaten, they just died. As of now I currently have it in its container it came with and a bottle cap of water that it has no interest in. I'll post an update if anything new happens, not sure if it's in pre-molt or if its dying.