Gbb not eating

Carl75

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Hi my gbb recently molted over a week ago but still won’t eat is this normal?
Fangs are black so should have hardened now as far as I know
 

Charliemum

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Some are just picky my ihiringhi just moulted took 2 weeks to take food try again in a week or so or maybe try a night time feed as most t's hunt at night . Thats all I can suggest but fingers crossed for you. Most t's will eat when ready and sometimes they will fast for no reason my geniculata just decided to start eating again after a 4 month fast, no reason no moult just felt like it. T's they like to keep us on our toes 🤷‍♀️
 

BoyFromLA

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Imagine, pulling two of your wisdom teeth out, then only a week later you try to chew on a steak.

Give your tarantula enough time.
 

Carl75

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Nothing to worry about.
Thank you
Imagine, pulling two of your wisdom teeth out, then only a week later you try to chew on a steak.

Give your tarantula enough time.
i have give it enough time as everyone has told me to wait a week after molt but i waited over a week for extra time but still doesn’t want to eat so I thought I’d ask
 

QuinnStarr

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i have give it enough time as everyone has told me to wait a week after molt but i waited over a week for extra time but still doesn’t want to eat so I thought I’d ask
If your tarantula still isn’t eating, you haven’t given it enough time.

A week is an average timeframe, some take more time and some take less. Yours might just be a longer wait, which isn’t abnormal at all. Just offer appropriately sized food once a week or so until your tarantula takes the prey. My N. chromatus sling molted last week and didn’t touch the mealworm chunk I dropped in two days ago for roughly 18 hours and that was about 8 days post molt.

Depending on the size of your spider, it could also take more time to harden up. A 1/2 inch sling takes less time than a full grown adult.
Be patient. It will eat when it’s ready.
 

The Grym Reaper

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Had this with my genic once and more recently withy my G. iheringi (fangs fully black). Either wait a week and try again (worked for the iheringi) or try a different feeder (with the genic it was a case of it not wanting dubia even after waiting another week).
 
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