Mexican Red Rump feeding..?

rm90

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Ok, I have a 1 inch Mexican Red Rump I got last night. I fed it one cricket today. How many times should I feed it a week, just 1?

Also, do they need humidity? Thx!
 

Talkenlate04

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Vagans slings like to dig so make sure whatever you are keeping it in has deep enough substrate to allow her to do so....... I keep my vagans slings a little moist but not soaked. As for feeding once a week is fine but she wont eat to much before its time for the next molt. I would say 3-4 feedings will get her to the next molt.
 

rm90

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Ok, thanks! I have two more questions now.

First one is do they need a hiding place if they are burrowers?

My next questions is do these web alot or not?

PS; heres a picture of it!

 
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I'd give it a hide anyway. Somethng simple like half a flower pot or even just a piece of bark is fine. Mine have never webbed a lot.
 

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What a cutie!! B. vagans are big burrowers and diggers, I would still offer a hide but make it a light weight one, like half of a plastic margerine tub. My vagans always dugs under her hides so I give her light ones so they won't fall on her and hurt her.
I feed once a week, mine is almost 3 inches now, and she eats 2 to 3 large crickets once a week. I mist her once a week and she always has a full water dish. Mine does not web much, but she is very active, and skittish. I'm hoping she'll grow out of it.
 

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Where did you get it? I receantly got one as well, but mine is only 1/4" to 1/2". It still has no colour in it, but shure does grab at the crickets.
 

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i would still give a hide. no added humidity. feed 3-4 crickets per week. leave in a water dish. enough substrate to burrow but they arent extensive intricate burrowers like h. gigas or h. lividium. you may want to pre-start a burrow for him/her.
 

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i would still give a hide. no added humidity. feed 3-4 crickets per week. leave in a water dish. enough substrate to burrow but they arent extensive intricate burrowers like h. gigas or h. lividium. you may want to pre-start a burrow for him/her.
3-4 is a little much. One is fine.
 

rm90

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My rump' keeps burrying its old tunnel and building a new one? Is this normal? Oh, and now I can see him in his new hole but he covered the hole. Is this normal aswell?
 

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*sigh*
saying to feed it x/week crickets is useless unless you specify size of crix

feeding one adult cricket per week would be too much. feeding it 4 micro/pinhead crix a week would be about right or not quite enough

it also matters what temp it is at. if you keep it at 90*F it will need more food to stay the same "fatness" as if you were keeping it at 60*F

basically i don't worry about how much or how often... i look at how fat the butt it is and feed accordingly. a small butt gets more food than a big butt =P
 

rm90

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Does anyone know what it means when their abdomen turns white?? :wall: My little red rumps abdomen is white now.
 

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Yes this means your T is a bit stressed out.......... The hair that was their is mean to be thrown off as a defense mech....... and if a T is stressed a lot they will go bald....... but the hair does come back on the next molt.

If you are handling her a lot or moving the tank setup around, try to lay off that stuff for a while and let her settle down.
 

rm90

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o crap i feel bad.. becauase I have been moving it around because her burrow is on the side which i cant see straight. :wall: I guess i'll be stopping that.
 
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