I think you give the T too much credit for its "emotional sensitivity". I've seen the hoopla about letting them acclimate for days, some even claim to wait a week; I've never wasted my time with it. Whether or not a T will feed is one of the primary indicators if it's healthy and not too stressed. I give them a few hours to rest and then feeding I go. Never seen a T (that didn't turn out to be in premoult) refuse yet.Originally posted by happymeal
IMO, I would wait on feeding for a couple of days to let him/her get to know its surroundings.
And hoopla it truly is. Like code says, these critters just don't have a lot of emotional luggage LOL. Everytime I get new slings in I feed them as soon as they go into their new homes - 99% of them eat. The other 1% might wait an hour or two at the most, unless, of course, a molt is coming. I have had a sling that pounced on a pinhead as I dumped the sling out of it's shipping vial. The pinhead had jumped out of the small container of them I had sitting on the desk and was running around on the paper towel I was dumping the vial onto. So, short and long of it - feed it and don't worry about waiting until it sets up houseOriginally posted by Code Monkey
II've seen the hoopla about letting them acclimate for days, some even claim to wait a week; I've never wasted my time with it.
But then again, it is a rosea, never know when and if they're going to eat...Originally posted by Gail
If she doesn't eat those crix by morning, take them out since she may be getting ready to molt. Then try her again in a few days.