- Jul 11, 2014
Do you think an adult female Poecilotheria metallica can be housed in a large or x large kritter keeper?
It is just me, but when it comes to arboreal tarantula enclosure, I would like to have it’s lid on top. That being said, yes, putting critter keeper on it’s side can be a valid option to choose, but I still would not.I am thinking of standing the kritter keeper on it's side, so that it becomes an aboreal cage of sorts.
The extra large kritter keeper is perfect for a P.metallica, you don't have to lay it on its side to house it. The benefit of the extra large kritter keeper is it's crystal clear unlike the rubbermaid sterilize containers. In picture you can see the deep sterilite container used for a C.minax enclosure that is perfect for an arboreal tarantula as you recommended. Next to sterilte container is extra large kritter keeper. It's same size only crystal clear so you could see your prized tarantula in HD vision rather than wearing beer goggles. I think the extra large and extra large only kritter keeper is perfect for non avic arboreal tarantulas.critter keepers aren't square so if you put it on end it will lean and can be a tipping/falling threat. Also it will be resting on the lid / door so you will have to tilt it to do any maintenance.
I personally wouldn't do it, the reward to risk ration just ins't there for me. Now add in this is a Marquee Tarantula, typically a centerpiece of ones collection. I would give it a home
deserving of its stature, I wouldn't pair a pricey and beautiful T with a jerry rigged enclosure. If you are trying to save some coin, as others have said, modify a rubbermaid / sterilite