Nhando Coloratovillosus Temperament?

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I have a male N. Coloratovillosus, he's completely healthy. Never refuses a meal, in a proper enclosure, actively burrowing. But he is EXTREMELY aggressive. I have another N. Coloratovillosus, but she is a female and is such a sweetheart. They have the exact same setup. He constantly gives threat postures and kicks hairs. It just really baffles me considering I've seen they're usually semi-docile and calm such as my female, my male is the complete opposite. Any feedback would be great!
 

nicodimus22

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Most Nhandus (any species) are pretty defensive. It sounds like you have an unusually docile female specimen. Congrats!
 

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Not uncommon, each individual is unique in its own way. That's one of the many cool things about Ts, they all have their own personality ;)
 

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Not uncommon, each individual is unique in its own way. That's one of the many cool things about Ts, they all have their own personality ;)
Yeah, when my female was small, she was the fliickiest t ever...worse than my ockerti:astonished:...as an adult though, she flicks a ton less and is also more confident and just sits there when I do maintenance.

...always a great eater though.
 

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Yeah, when my female was small, she was the fliickiest t ever...worse than my ockerti:astonished:...as an adult though, she flicks a ton less and is also more confident and just sits there when I do maintenance.

...always a great eater though.
Mine are pretty skittish, one of them starts kicking as soon as my fingers touch the lid, super annoying. Hopefully they mellow out with time, nice looking gal you got there.
 

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My adult female was never any thing but sweet she never flicked or threat posed. Maybe it was because she was around 9 years old when I got her. Her previous owner didn't want her and was going to kill her because he couldn't sell her so I gave him half the money he wanted. She sadly died last year of old age and I still miss her
 

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Lovely reading all the comments! My female has not once kicked hairs at me or given me a threat posture. She walks quite slow, rarely gets spooked by anything. I got her in February as a juvenile along with the male, and as it's now June she's had two molts in my care and is currently in premolt! I'm not an expert, but I've heard a lot that after males have their mature molt, they pass away quite quickly. So, initially that got me thinking about breeding when they're both mature. As the male is so agressive, and tarantula breeding does not look like the most wonderful thing, I'm quite hesitant.
 

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I have 4 Nhandus, they are all acting a bit weird.

The N. chromatus male is very shy, he is always deep in his hide, he just sits there with his knees pulled up over his eyes and make himself small. I have never seen him kick hairs and he gave me a threat posture only once. However, he is still voracious, and the roaches are silly enough to visit the dark home of the spider. ;)

The N. carapoensis likes to dig, he/she is always doing something. It is very active, still docile and calm, I have never seen it kick hairs or giving a threat posture.

My two juvenile N. coloratovillosus males likes to kick hairs, but they would rather retreat to their hides than stand and fight. I have never seen any threat postures from them. They both are active, always discovering their enclosures or working on their burrows.
 

The Grym Reaper

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I don't own this species but I'd heard that all Nhandu spp. were meant to be pretty defensive, my juvie female N. chromatus is somewhat skittish but she's not a hair-kicker and she's never given me a threat posture, she's death incarnate to crickets/mealworms/roaches though.
 

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I love Nhandu, so I have a few. My coloratovillosum is very skittish - likes to race around her enclosure when disturbed like a Tapi, but luckily not quite as fast. She doesn't kick, just runs.
 

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I love Nhandu, so I have a few. My coloratovillosum is very skittish - likes to race around her enclosure when disturbed like a Tapi, but luckily not quite as fast. She doesn't kick, just runs.
*coloratovillosus ;)
 

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I've seen a lot that they don't stand a fight, but oh gosh! My male N. Coloratovillosus absolutely will. I can be messing with a tank next to his, and the second he feels something he comes out of his burrow to give a threat posture and starts striking the air anytime he feels some movement. It can be quite amusing at times!
 
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