Peruvian flame rump - eating issue

Peruvian flame rump - eating issue

Postby gekosin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:35 am

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Our peruvian flame rump has not eaten for 3 weeks now... It is starting to look rather skinny as well... She molted last week which would explain why she didn't eat but she still missed the previous feed and this past Sunday to...

I have checked the temps as it is starting to get cooler I also spray twice a week to keep the humidity up...

Any advice?? We are currently feeding her small crickets...
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Re: Peruvian flame rump - eating issue

Postby Frank » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:39 pm

A drop in temperature could be the cause for her not eating. Try putting a small heating pad against one of the cages sides and see if that helps.
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Re: Peruvian flame rump - eating issue

Postby cascade » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:53 pm

Your spider can go with out food for months with no issue.
My spiders only get feed every 15 days.
If they don't eat on feeding day they will only get feed again on 30 days.

Just give the spider a chance. it has just molted out.

When tarantulas go into per-molt they will stop eating.
that is the reason why the spider missed her meals before her molt.

How big is the spider in question?
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Re: Peruvian flame rump - eating issue

Postby gekosin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:48 pm

Thanks guys,

Cascade it is only about 2cm still small :/ guessing you are also on the tarantula website? Registered there earlier as it is more specific to the spiders :P
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Re: Peruvian flame rump - eating issue

Postby cascade » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:32 pm

That is still small.
Sometimes spiders do stop eating and go on a hunger strike.

You can also try feeding it per-killed prey item.
just remove the next day if not eaten or it can cause mould.

But try feeding the spider in a couple days time.

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