My poor Rose Hair!

WiseWarrior

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My Rose Hair has been very happy for a long time. I've made sure the temperature is right, that he gets food, ect. He has always been healthy, but all of sudden he is really sluggish. I don't know what is happening, I haven't had him long enough to die of old age, and I've cared for him really well, what could be wrong? :confused: :(
 

Bear Foot Inc

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Sounds like a molt to me... Leave him be, and maybe within a few weeks you will have a nice new (bigger) T.
 

K-TRAIN

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My Rose Hair has been very happy for a long time. I've made sure the temperature is right, that he gets food, ect. He has always been healthy, but all of sudden he is really sluggish. I don't know what is happening, I haven't had him long enough to die of old age, and I've cared for him really well, what could be wrong? :confused: :(
that sounds normal to me, my rosehair is the same way. as long as you dont see anything on him/her thats unusual, like white stuff around the mouthparts, (i forget what there called) etc, it should be fine. maybe your feeding it too much?
i noticed that mine becomes sluggish after i feed it more then normal.
 

WiseWarrior

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Well, a few strange things have happened. A while ago he started to dig a little tunnel under his water dish. I had to put in supports because he dug so mcuh away. I though he(or she) might be having babys, and had dug a hole for them. He seems to like to go in there, no eggsacs or anything, he already has a log, I was kinda confused...He hasn't been eating as much lately, I last fed him around 10 really small crickets. He ate about half, which is about equal to his normal 2 giant ones. The others just hopped around, and every few days he'd eat one, I don't think he was being overfed, so he might be molting. I removed the remaining crickets, so they wouldn't bother him if he did.
 

K-TRAIN

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well, the way you described it, id say it was molting. at first it sounded like it was overfed.
 

Aurelia

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make sure to take all of those extra crickets out of there if (s)he's going to molt, they will kill a T if they're left in there while it's molting.
 

zimbu

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My big female rose hair literally DID NOT move from June when I got her til the beginning of August when she moulted. If i tapped her leg with a paintbrush she would move the leg just enough to stop me from tapping her, that was it.

How long have you had him/how big is he?
 

Rochelle

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One of our female rosies (Bertha B*tch) NEVER comes out of her cave...once in a blue moon when all the stars are aligned and a democrat is in office - you can catch her getting a drink around 3am...lolol She's mean as a polecat, too! Don't worry about it, in other words, my friend. Rosies are psychonauts by nature. LMAO :D By the way; you're giving WAY too many prey items at once....
 

Rochelle

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If you're wanting a T. that is handleable AND wants to be seen - try a Grammastola aureostriata. Very beautiful and very friendly and "on display" - they seem to know how pretty they are! ;)
 

Snowball

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That's regular rosie behaviour there my friend. They do a wide variaty of questionable things..digging, building mountains, moving terrain, dragging water dishes, even making garbage cans. My rosie just finished digging a tunnle from the bottom of her hide, down to the bottom of the enclosure where it meets the wall, along the wall for about 13 inches and then dug out a bit of a cave. In turn she moved all that extra dirt out and made a mountain up the opposite corner of the tank, almost if she was devising some sort of escape plan {D . Don't worry, just make sure she's got water in the dish (not outside of it for the love of god) and watch for a molt. Good luck in the event of a molt! =)
 
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