Tarantula kneading?

lbj35423

Arachnopeon
Joined
Aug 18, 2007
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Hi - I am a new member and new tarantula owner. My adult Pink Toe often moves his/her mouth and brings its feelers to its mouth, sometimes closing its fangs over a feeler. When it is not bringing its feelers to its mouth, it moves then up and down - kind of like when cats knead. I thought that it was simply digesting its food until I saw it doing this when it did not eat. Should I be concerned?
Thanks,
L
 

xjak3yx

Arachnosquire
Old Timer
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Aug 17, 2007
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no this is usual my T does it aswel . its jus cleaning its fangs (moving them up and down) nothing to be worried about.:) correct me if im wrong any1
 

Syngyne

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
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Feb 16, 2007
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I only knead my tarantula when her opisthosoma is looking a bit lumpier than usual. Most of the time it evens out itself, though.
 

TalonAWD

Arachnoprince
Old Timer
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Jul 28, 2007
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All tarantulas do this. Itd just cleaning up. I love seeing this. They usually do this after a real good meal. Its like they are just liking their fingers!
 
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