T's not eating...not molting?

spidermamma

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Hey guys...I have a question. I have 2 T's, a g. rosea and an h. lividium. Neither one have eaten in weeks, maybe even a month or more. And neither one has molted yet under my care. I've had the lividium since late October and the rosea a few months before that. Is this anything to be concerned about? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

Windchaser

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No, fasting is perfectly normal for tarantulas, especially G. rosea. They can easily go several months without eating. It depends on how much they were fed as well. If you tend to feed a fair amount, then they may fast for longer periods of time. The only time to really be concerned is if the abdomen is getting significantly smaller in size or appears to be shriveling. Otherwise, don't worry about it.
 

Mina

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Windchaser is right. G. roseas like to fast. It isn't strange at all for any T to fast during winter anyway. Mine eat much better in the warmer weather.
 

spidermamma

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Okay, great...thanks y'all!

Both of their abdomens look nice and fat, so I won't worry. :)
 
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