What would be a good enclosure for a Brazilian Salmon pink bird eater?

Aqual

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I know they grow very fast, should I give it something a little bit bigger than I normally would?
 

nicodimus22

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I'd probably keep it in something roughly 2-4" in diameter for a while, depending what containers you have access to.
 

EulersK

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It's about half an inch.
They grow fast, but maybe not as fast as you think. Don't expect a "giant" spider within two years. If we're talking about L. parahybana, then they hurry up to get 4-5" and then slow quite a bit down. My 6" girl has been in premolt for the better part of a year now. Stick to a deli cup at that size, and rehouse as needed. For growing slings/juvies, the new enclosures are usually about 5x dls across to allow for at least a couple molts before rehousing again.

Large enclosures aren't just a waste of space. They're designed for larger animals, meaning small cracks and gaps aren't really an issue to the manufacturer... but a big issue to you.
 

Tim Benzedrine

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On the other end of things...what would be considered an acceptable size for a full-grown LP? I bought a 15 gallon Zilla enclosure because it was 1/2 price, with thoughts of it being my LP's permanent enclosure. Sure, it has a screen lid, but that can be fixed. And I'm really gonna be cramped for space when the others need upgraded, so that 15 gallon will be my best option.
 

Rittdk01

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Should work fine. I keep every adult tarantula in 5.5 gal tanks except my t stirmi and LP. The LP is in a 10 gal, which is perfect.
 

Tim Benzedrine

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Yeah, I was going to go the ten-gallon route myself until I got a decent deal on the 15 gallon. I'll be able to go a bit more naturalistic with the bit of extra space provided. I have a nice piece of cork bark that I was gonna have to cut, for example. It should look good in the bigger tank without having to modify it.

I had to pass up an even more fantastic deal. It would not have been for tarantulas though. A brand-new 55 gallon tank at 75% off, making it about 25 dollars. But I have absolutely no space for another 55 gallon. Or currently nothing to put in another one, but that would have been easily rectified.
 
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