More sling trouble!

kyrga

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So I came home from work and was going to set up a new enclosure for my 1.5" a.avic, and apparently, he felt it was necessary to rehouse himself.... I can;t find him anywhere!

Any advice on finding him, preferably before my dog does? I'm guessing he's still somewhere in this room, but there are places i can't get to... anything I might be able to lure him out with?
 

Widowman10

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turn down the temp and turn on a heat lamp. does the trick a lot of times. the T will go settle near the heat. worth a shot...
 

kyrga

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should i put the lamp right near where he escaped from, or a few feet away in a more open area?
 

Greyhalo

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If it were me I would place the lamp around where he escaped from in hopes that he didnt make it real far from that area. If there are no signs of him after a while I would then move the lamp further away from that area and try again.
 

David Burns

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Put the dog outside and do a good spring cleaning. Look eveywhere systematically. I mean everywhere. It wont show up, you need to find it.
 

kyrga

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I'm trying to go through everything, but even thoug it's a small room, and I did recently clean it out, there are still just sooo many places a spider that small could be. I've got a flashlight and a mirror, and I'm checking every nook and cranny, but it seems so hopeless.... poor little guy
 

Pink_tarantula

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leave a heat lamp or heating mechanism and if you wanna keep track leave flour against the walls cause animals prefer to walk there maybe you can track him good luck
 

Sunar

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I've only had one escapee but the way I found it was looking for the nearest dark and warm place...unfortunately that was my computer. LOL I had to power the computer down and take out cards to get to her. Fortunately she was fine! Good luck! The heat lamp idea sounds pretty good.

~Fred
 

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put it's enclosure near a heat source with the lid off and drop a cricket in there. keep the dog out of the room if possible. unless you see it curiously sniffing at an odd place in the room. your T may be in that area but keep the dog away as soon as you see it sniffin.
 

bonesmama

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Look UP--it's going to climb and try to find a place to hide.
 

kyrga

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I found it! Thanks for the advice everyone! I was so worried. He ended up on a bookcase, a few feet away from where he escaped, hiding under a playstation controller. He's in a new enclosure now, so he shouldn't be making any more escape attempts.

I really underestimated how small of a space these little guys can fit through!
 

monitormonster

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I found it! Thanks for the advice everyone! I was so worried. He ended up on a bookcase, a few feet away from where he escaped, hiding under a playstation controller. He's in a new enclosure now, so he shouldn't be making any more escape attempts.

I really underestimated how small of a space these little guys can fit through!
No kidding-

I also have a 1.5" Versi, and it got out the same day I got em in the mail. It had somehow squeezed through the smallest little opening....and was found sitting on top of my A. Genic's cage.
 

kyrga

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So on another note, is it normal for slings to be active? I know generally with Ts, it's a good thing if they act like a "pet rock". My little escapee is pretty active in his new home, he circles the top of the enclosure, pauses for a minute, then does it again, repeated over the last hour or two.

He's in a half quart (I think thats the size) deli cup, with a ton of air holes, a stick to climb on, some substrate on the bottom, and a small bottle cap water dish.
 
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