My Arizona blonde eating 1st time

Simonethesinger

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So I got up tonight and saw my Arizona blonde in the side of its tank with a morio worm which I tried to feed it at 8pm night I’m in uk and now it’s got it ..and it’s 1am
I just felt so scared as this is my first time seeing him with a worm

I take it by morning he would have eaten it?
I’m just worrying as it’s my 1st tarantula and I guess it was scary seeing the feed first time ..this all normal?
As before he wouldn’t eat anything so I’m just glad he is now

😫💕🕷
 

Simonethesinger

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Don't worry. This is only scary for the worm 👍
Ok

I really hope he’s ok I just got scared as I’ve never seen him eat before I guess it’s cause I’m always sleeping at night when he’s eating lol

just glad he’s eating though

how long does it take an Arizona blonde to eat a morio worm? He’s just coming to
An adult
Too
 

DaveM

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This will take hours. Exactly how long varies. Don’t worry. This is just what the spider is best suited to do. In the long run, you’re likely to worry more when the spider won’t eat, which also happens some of the time, as part of the normal way they live. Relax. The spider knows what it’s doing. Enjoy 👍
 

Numismatica

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Wow your first T is the AZ Blonde and you live in the UK. MAD RESPECT! I live in AZ and still haven’t gotten one because there are laws against selling them here. I see them in the wild somewhat often but I can't bring myself to take them. I'll take other insects though lol.
 

Simonethesinger

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This will take hours. Exactly how long varies. Don’t worry. This is just what the spider is best suited to do. In the long run, you’re likely to worry more when the spider won’t eat, which also happens some of the time, as part of the normal way they live. Relax. The spider knows what it’s doing. Enjoy 👍
Thanks it’s now 5am ish uk and think he’s eaten it however he’s not moved yet is that normal?

I really should sleep it was a real interesting evening 😫

Thanks for the reply
 

DaveM

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he’s not moved yet is that normal
That is, by far, the most common tarantula behavior: not moving. All tarantulas sit still for long periods of time, and this species is toward the least active end of the spectrum.
This is part of the reason many of us get so many tarantulas: so that something interesting might be going on with one of them.

It's wonderful, really, being able to travel without worrying about kennels or pet-sitters. Do not be put off by the slowness of their lives.
There are still thrills, and innumerable fascinating aspects to study in how these alien creatures live.

But for you, best advice is not to worry. Post when you have questions, but most of the time nothing will be happening and nothing will be wrong.
Welcome and have fun 🌈
 
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Neonblizzard

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You were afraid because your T was eating?? You're going to be a nervous wreck by the time they molt!
 
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You are lucky yours is eating.
They can fast for really long period of time.
I bought my adult female and it took 500 days for her to finally eat in my care after she moulted.Now I feed once every 3-4 weeks only and still she refuses meals sometimes
Do not over feed!!!
Regards Konstantin
 

Neonblizzard

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You are lucky yours is eating.
They can fast for really long period of time.
I bought my adult female and it took 500 days for her to finally eat in my care after she moulted.Now I feed once every 3-4 weeks only and still she refuses meals sometimes
Do not over feed!!!
Regards Konstantin
I've literally just made the mistake of feeding my AF too frequently now she's sealed up 😅

Will not be seeing her for a very, very, VERY long time
 

TreMul

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TS, my Arizona Blond is a picky eater too. He never pounces on food. Instead, after I walk away, I just never see it again. He won't eat dubias/mealworms/super worms either. Just crickets.
 
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