- Apr 24, 2016
Hi I was wondering if it would be safe for me to feed my LP a mouse or would it have negative effects. Btw she is 8 or 9 inches
The calcium thing is a myth, AFAIK. People use to say it would interfere with molting. Well tarantula exoskeletons contain no calcium. Maybe the myth got started because crabs and other crustaceans have calcium carbonate in their exoskeletons.Why oh just why do anyone want`s to feed mice to their T`s. There`s soo many great feeders out there. !!! Mice not included !!!
The worst possible thing that can happen is that the mice get a chunk of your T. And most likely injure it so much that it dies from the wounds + It is not good for the T with all the calcium in the mice. From what I`ve heard.
I get what you're saying but how is feeding a live mouse more cruel than feeding a live roach or cricket I mean they're both live animals so yeahPlease don't feed it a mouse. There is no reason for it. As others have said, a roach would be a much better treat. The mouse can fight back and kill your T. Plus it is just cruel to the mouse. I don't even feed my snakes live mice or rats for the same reasons and they're built for that type of prey. For a spider that is built for other inverts as prey, feeding a mouse just does not make sense.