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    What's a begginer T?

    Hi, I am very interested in getting a juvie Tarantula. I only need these requirements:
    Good for a begginer
    Not too pricey
    Not TOO big
    Thank you ahead of time for any help.
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    Avicularia versicolor fits tour criteria pretty well.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Kool looking too!
    I forgot to add that I don't know how to take care of 'em. can you tell me that too? And I'm always open to other suggestions too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chomp View Post
    Kool looking too!
    I forgot to add that I don't know how to take care of 'em. can you tell me that too? And I'm always open to other suggestions too.
    I don't have time to go into all the details of keeping a tarantula right now, but if you go to this site and do a search on the species you can find a ton of info.

    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/
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    Hmm. Whenever I looked it up on there, nothing came up. If anyone can tell me, please do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chomp View Post
    Hmm. Whenever I looked it up on there, nothing came up. If anyone can tell me, please do.
    Alright then, you should still get a good idea of the basics of T care there, but I can tell you the specific needs of this species....

    First of all, it is a tree dwelling T, which means that it needs a cage that is taller than it is wide.A setup similar to what you would use for most treefrogs would be perfect.

    Second of all, it should be pretty humid in there (at least 60% humidity) and temps should be between 70-80F.

    Third, it should have a water dish on the bottom of the cage (The T will come down to drink) and a substrate of moist peat. Set up some branches for the T to climb on and your setup is complete.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    For info try http://www.petbugs.com/caresheets/tarantulas.html . This should give you some reasonably good, though basic, information. You could also google "tarantula care sheets" for more info. As to your first tarantula... I'd just go with any of the old standbys, like Avicularia avicularia or Grammostola rosea for instance. I especially like the red color phase of G. rosea. If you want amazing color then try Avicularia versicolor, or Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens. However, adult A. versicolor or C. cyaneopubescens are fairly expensive, so you should probably start with slings. Much cheaper. These are just a few suggestions, there are a ton of other great spiders to choose from. If I were you I'd poke around the internet looking at pictures, reading care sheets, and checking price lists, then decide for myself. The hunt is half the fun!

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    The Avicularia versicolor sounds perfect to me. I'll look into it a bit more. Thanks guys!

    ---------- Post added at 07:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:29 PM ----------

    Oh, and will eco-earth work as the soil?
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