- Feb 21, 2017
I've just acquired my first T. The pet store owner was out of A. avicularias so I settled for a Chilean Rose. I was traveling at the the time, so she's been in a small pet store cup for about three days. With school it was hard to find time to set up her enclosure with the substrate and everything she needed. The pet store clerk recommended I use Eco Earth coconut fiber, and to be honest the rehydration process was a pain in my hoo-ha. It is impossible to dry out and even after baking it in the oven for three hours on high heat! I finally settled for half dry, and let it cool down. I put it in my ten gallon tank and let my Rosy out of the tiny cup she's been cooped up in, but now she's been climbing the walls. I assume this is just because of the humidity of the substrate but I can't help but worry she's going to fall, as my tank is quite large. I plan on drying some more substrate really well and putting on top of the wet, will the bottom layer still dry? Also, the clerk said she had been fed about 2 weeks before I purchased her, but I don't want to feed her until she's been well adjusted to her new tank. She's looking a bit small in the abdomen, should I try feeding her? Any advice would be appreciated.