Is it ok?

keeper1

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I just fed my 2 inch grammostola pulchripes 2 meal worms this week on tuesday and today will it hurt or is it ok? im planning on feeding him again 2 weeks from now is this the right call or nah?
 

Belegnole

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At two inches I would check to see if it was hungry twice a week. If its hungry it will eat. If its not it won't.
 

nicodimus22

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I just fed my 2 inch grammostola pulchripes 2 meal worms this week on tuesday and today will it hurt or is it ok? im planning on feeding him again 2 weeks from now is this the right call or nah?
I would offer one prey item once per week. If they gorge themselves, you may be in for a long fast, which is boring. Having a very large abdomen also makes them more fragile when it comes to falling.
 

mistertim

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At 2 inches I wouldn't gorge them like I would a tiny sling. After about 1.5-2 inches I generally just feed once a week or twice depending on how hungry they seem or if it is shortly after a molt. But it won't necessarily hurt it to eat more. Just personal preference.
 

The Grym Reaper

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Once my Tarantulas hit 2" I only feed them one prey item once per week and that seems to keeps them going OK without letting them get overly fat.
 
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