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How Often Do Tarantulas Molt?

How Often Do Tarantulas Molt?

Molting is an important part of a tarantula’s life. When a tarantula molts it is able to regenerate lost or damaged body parts, including legs and hair. It is also…

Should I Remove My Tarantulas Molt?

Should I Remove My Tarantulas Molt?

Tarantula molts should always be removed from the cage if possible.  If a tarantula molt is left in the cage for too long it not only looks unsightly, but more…

What Are New World Tarantulas?

What Are New World Tarantulas?

New World tarantulas are those that come from the Americas. Namely North American, Central America and South America, together with the Caribbean Islands. This is in contrast to Old World…

Can Tarantulas Eat Mealworms?

Can Tarantulas Eat Mealworms?

Mealworms are an incredibly popular feeder insect for many pets, so understandably many people wonder if tarantulas can eat mealworms.  Tarantulas can eat mealworms without problem.  Mealworms are also easy…

Do Tarantulas Eat Their Molt?

Do Tarantulas Eat Their Molt?

Tarantulas don’t usually eat their molt.  Normally, once a tarantula has molted, you will find the molted skin still within their cage. For tarantulas that choose to molt out in…

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Cabbage?

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Cabbage?

Pet bearded dragons will happily eat all manner of fruits, vegetables and salad crops, but can they eat cabbage as part of their diet? Bearded dragons can eat cabbage. In…

Can You Overfeed A Tarantula?

Can You Overfeed a Tarantula?

Feeding your tarantula correctly is crucial to their long-term health. Some tarantulas seem to have an insatiable appetite, willingly eating anything you drop into their cage. Understandably this leads to…

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Kale?

Can Bearded Drgaons Eat Kale?

Let’s be honest. A kale smoothie may not fill many of us with joy. But there’s a reason why so many nutritionists rate it so highly. Quite simply it’s packed…

Do Tarantulas Need A Heat Lamp?

Do Tarantulas Need a Heat Lamp?

Tarantulas are cold-blooded – meaning that they are unable to generate their own heat. Instead, they absorb warmth from their environment.  At the same time we know that most tarantulas…

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Peas?

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Peas?

Can there be any tastier vegetable than fresh garden peas? If you’ve ever grown your own you’ll know exactly what I mean – eaten straight from the pod as sweet…

Should I Clean My Tarantula Cage?

Should I Clean My Tarantula Cage?

One of the benefits of keeping tarantulas as pets is how seldom they need cleaning out. Tarantulas are generally clean, hygienic and scent-free pets requiring very little maintenance.  But that…