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Old 19-07-2012, 07:44 PM
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got a salmon pink tarantula today but he/she does not move much and is hiding constantly which is un-natural for a salmon pink. is this to do with its small size or it being scared. it hasnt eaten yet and im slightly worried. but it is the first day
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Old 19-07-2012, 08:29 PM
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Tarantulas are designed to sit around doing nothing for extended periods of time so it's not going to move much. Young tarantulas will hide a lot more than adults. Just leave it completely alone for a few days or a week and let it settle in.
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Old 19-07-2012, 08:31 PM
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it's been taken out of its surroundings and put in an unknown situation, it's going to be scared.

I wouldn't bother it with food for a few days. Let it explore the tank and make itself at home in its hide first.
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Old 19-07-2012, 09:11 PM
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Yo Andy, you can't expect a sling to eat on the first day and it is probably terrified after that not exceptionally sleek transfer ... But anyway, give her a day or two and she will spin a web and hopefully settle right in. You may want to consider using a bigger tub but not any bigger than half a margarine tub. Hope this helps
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Would not worry both my juvies hide 24/7 I've had them since April and never see them
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Old 19-07-2012, 10:35 PM
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it's been taken out of its surroundings and put in an unknown situation, it's going to be scared.

I wouldn't bother it with food for a few days. Let it explore the tank and make itself at home in its hide first.
This..

Personally I leave mine for a week but that's just me.
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Old 20-07-2012, 01:37 AM
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Personally I leave mine for a week but that's just me.
or two or three weeks even.
I have some that once I've repotted them i leave them alone for a month or two.
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Old 20-07-2012, 01:29 PM
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well its all good now i put him in a smaller tub. seems much happier and is moving a lot more often.
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