Alright I know I'm gonna get judged and a lot of hate but it is my first T. I've done tons of research and understand the risks. I'm here to get advice so I can better care for my T and not be judged. if you could please help I'd really appreciate it.The smaller the cage, the harder it is to work in, as the spider is right there, and can race out without warning. What's your experience with old world tarantulas?
I love to point out the obvious, but how come your "tons of research" didn't uncover the "secrets" for the proper container size for owning a fast, OW Asian arboreal BEFORE you bought it???I've done tons of research
It was a pretty simple question -- nothing to get offended over. The set up in the images I posted were what I had purchased her in, which led me to believe that the size of her enclosure was okay. On top of that, I was told by what seemed to be pretty knowledgeable staff that her enclosure was good for her. I knew once I purchased her that I wanted to move her into a nicer sized home, but before I tried to re-home her, I first wanted to get some insight from some of you.I love to point out the obvious, but how come your "tons of research" didn't uncover the "secrets" for the proper container size for owning a fast, OW Asian arboreal BEFORE you bought it???
Perhaps your "tons" of research was really just ounces of research?
Out of sheer curiosity, why would you want to put such an animal with that type of venom in the smallest container possible?
Based on your question, I don't think you have thought this through enough, good luck because you and your T will need it.
@Toxoderidae maybe you can help this poor soul out.
check the next post. is that better???It's unfortunate you bought this tarantula as your first, and even more unfortunate the owners lied to you at worst, misinformed you at best, in selling this animal to you.
If you keep this T in that ridiculous tank you will end up getting bitten at the worst, or having an escape at the best.
How much "fun" would it be having to rescue a Pokie caught in screen!I don't own a poecilotheria so I'm not 100% sure I'm giving the best advice, but yes, I'd put her in the larger enclosure. That enclosure looks fine in terms of size, but there are some things I'd change. 1 replace the metal screen with plexiglas/acrylic, and drill holes in that. T's can get their tarsal claws/legs stuck on the screen which can leed to a lost leg or can be a fatal injury. 2 take those pebbles out of the water dish, they're not needed. 3 the humidity gauge and thermometer are not needed. The specific humidity that's recommended in care sheets makes enclosures stuffy and can easily kill a T. Please don't listen to care sheets. If you get another tarantula go with a new world terrestrial