king baboons

extrovertinvert

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who all here has king baboons and how hard are they to keep the bigger list comes in tomorow and I'm thinking of ordering around four new T's. I know I'm getting a PZB, probably a King Baboon, and I'll take suggestions on the other two. I need common names because the sci names aren't on the order sheet.
 

extrovertinvert

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allmost forgot, I allready have
1 T. blondi
1 H. maculata
1 A. avic
1 P. Murinus
1 C. faciatum
1 B. angustum
2 G. rosea
this list usually has around twenty or so different species on it so I should be able to get most of the more common species.
 

Sean

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If L.Parahybana(brazilian Salmon pink birdeater) is on the list you gotta get one they are my personal favorite and every collection should have one imo

sean
 

Sean

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oh i almost forgot, i have had a king baboon if your getting a sling your going to have to wait awhile for them to get bigger because there really slow growing but there a pretty cool T
 

extrovertinvert

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no I'm gonna get an adult. and aren't L. parahybana supposed to get a longer legspan than a T. blondi. and how hard are they to keep
 

rknralf

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I have a small king baboon, about an inch and a quarter. She (hopefully!) spend all of her time underground. Fortunately, she has burrowed along the sides of the container and I can see her by shining a flashlight in her tunnels.
They are one of my favorite tarantulas, great size, great attitude, just an impressive tarantula.
I can't wait for mine to grow, but I know they are extremely slow growers, so I don't expect her to have an size for at least 3 more years.
Ralph
 

RugbyDave

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king baboons are great! Most of mine are crazy burrowers, but i see them out and about!

but def. get a parahybana.. I'd say (personally) go for some slings -- its a great experience raising them, and you really get to know their quirks.. also you have them for a longer amount of time (depending / usually / generally / theoretically =D ).



but good luck if you get the King Baboon! Its a GREAT T!!!!
but get a parahybana if you can man!!! and also an Irminia and a Pulcher if you can... and any Poecs are great too! And maybe a gigas :) ah get em all!

good luck!
peace
 

sunnymarcie

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I'm also thinking about getting a king baboon.
I just have to find the room for 1 more:):p
 

vulpina

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King Baboons are a great species, occasionally you will see them out but most of their time is spent underground. Just give them enough substrate to burrow and they're easy to keep. I agree with everyone on the parahybana they are awesome. Almost always in full view and they eat like pigs!!

Andy
 

cweg

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I've had my KB for about 5 years. She is now about 6" legspan.
Stays in her hole most of the time. Just started putting on some size in the last 2 molts. See her at the entrance to her hole sometime late at night. Give plenty of deep substrate.
 
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