Mexican Redleg Tarantulas: How To Keep Them Healthy And Safe In Your Pet Tank
The Mexican redleg tarantula is a large, ground-dwelling spider. It is native primarily to western Mexico. Mexican redlegged tarantulas have a dark abdomen. Their second joint of their legs is a reddish color. As pets, they are known for being easygoing spiders. They are relatively easy to care for. These spiders rarely bite. It's important to note that their bite is venomous. Tarantulas mostly stay calm except for when hunting their prey. The venom causes a local reaction similar to a bee stinging. A 5- to 10-gallon aquarium works well for a Mexican red leg tarantul. The width should be two to three times the length of the spider's leg. . Provide 4 to 6 inches of peat moss, chemical-free soil, or vermiculite as bedding at the bottom of the tank. Make sure to remove uneaten food within 24 hours to keep the environment sanitary. Most owners feed their Mexican Redlegs twice a week by dropping the prey into the tank near the spider. The spiders are usually hardy pets that rarely show health problems. An accidental fall from a great height can cause serious internal injuries. Don’t feed the spider during the molting process, as live prey can hurt it while its new exoskeleton is hardening. You should make sure there's a veterinary professional nearby who specializes in this animal. Expect to spend between $5 and $10 on average on a monthly basis. You can save some money by raising crickets yourself to feed a spider, rather than buying them from a pet store. The Mexican Red Leg Tarantula is one of the most popular pet spiders in the pet trade. Look for a good breeder or rescue organization. They cost around $100 to $200 for the Mexican RedLeg. Also, check out other tarantulations that can be your new pet pet. The redlegs are easy to maintain and quick to restore. Avoid spiders that look hunched, look skinny, or have their legs curl under them. If possible, ask to see the spider eat. To avoid accidentally becoming a breeder, house your spiders individually. . . .