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What do I feed my pet tarantula?

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What is the typical diet of a rosy haired tarantula?
asked Apr 21, 2013 in Spiders by (1,540 points)
recategorized May 1, 2013 by mamairis

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A tarantula's diet is mainly gut-loaded crickets along with other insects. Gut-loaded means the crickets are fed a nutritious diet and dusted with vitamins before feeding. Meal worms and roaches can supplement feed occasionally. Although not necessary, large tarantulas can be fed tiny mice. The food needs to be smaller than the tarantula especially during molting season, so as not to harm your pet. Be sure that the insects you feed have not been exposed to pesticides as these will enter your tarantula's body too.
answered Apr 30, 2013 by (36,420 points)