'Grooming'

Shayna

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My G. Rosea seems to be doing this at least once a day, is it normal for Ts to 'groom' regularly or does it mean she feels gross with the substrate I have in there?
 

Mushroom Spore

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Tarantulas are like cats, sometimes they just clean up for the heck of it. Can't have a single fuzz out of place! :D
 

KaineSoulblade

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My G. Rosea seems to be doing this at least once a day, is it normal for Ts to 'groom' regularly or does it mean she feels gross with the substrate I have in there?
Yeah, its normal. Usually all the legs and the underside. If they get any particles of substrate in the hair on thier rump they will rub or scratch it out with a back leg and sprinkle bits all over.
 

Taceas

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Sounds pretty normal to me. Some are more fastidious cleaners than others. I notice my terrestrials doing it more than my arboreals, which makes sense.

Here's a video I took of my GBB scratching its butt and other cleaning. It's 7MB, iirc.
 

Syngyne

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I don't see mine grooming that often, but she does do it after every meal.
 
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