Arboreals are generally much faster than the New World terrestrials that are commonly recommended as beginner species, and many have potent venom. The only arboreals that come close to being a beginner species ("the ones with adorable little pink feetsies") are probably the most frequent subject of the "help my dying tarantula" threads.what magical quality do they possess that makes them so gosh dang diddly difficult for a newbie that arboreals are so easily disregarded?
Ive owned scorpions. They are indeed boring. But if you watch some videos from some of the more respected keepers on YouTube (i like The Dark Den, he's a member here) you will definitely find that most tarantulas have little in common with scorpions in terms of behavior. If you really wanna see some excitement check out the rehousing videos. Definitely not boring.especially considering how boring my scorpion is
It's always a pleasure for me to deal with huge & taller enclosure to fill with lots of inches of 'dirt'. Nothing is better for me than a 'hole' where inside there's an high strung 'Baboon' or Asian: it's not only the essence of stealth but the primordial essence of 'earth' itself :-sOh dear. Before we know it, everyone will own fossorials.... Surely only phase one to The Goddess's future take over!
I love this! I just got an A avic and I'm fairly new to all of this- my others are all NW terrestrials. I hope once the enclosure is suitable enough we will be happy!Once I gave my A. avic a proper set-up in her enclosure, everything has been dandy. I gave her a few stems of silk leaves (about 8-9 broad leaves total,) and she is finally webbing and not hanging out on the sides of the enclosure all day. She is so darn cute hiding all about her little 'tree.'
Also, she is a master at catching prey.
Having said that, I was not fond of the avic for the first few weeks of owning her. She used to dart out of her enclosure but does not do so any longer. She just goes to her happy place in the leaves and waits while I fill her water. Sweet lil gal.