Originally Posted by jeremywadejunior
How do you care for tarantulas? Can you keep them in the same cage (or whatever you keep tarantulas in
Since bettas usually can't be kept together, space is an issue and so is the expenses of buying and setting up multiple tanks. I only have one fish right now. But after I looked in the betta aisle at Petco, I suddenly want another! haha
Oh no, tarantulas can't be kept together, they'd eat eachother. Haha. There are actually a few arboreal sp. that CAN be kept together, but they don't like it, they just tolerate eachother, and at some point there will probably still be some cannibalism. Its recommended that even each individual of these tolerant species gets it's own cage.
There are different ways to care for different tarantulas as a lot of them come from different climates. So basically give them the right amount of humidity (like that from their natural climate) and a temp of about 75-85 degrees F (the higher the temp the faster they grow). Always keep a waterdish in the enclosure with fresh water. Provide a hide. Feed them about once a week. And keep the enlosure clean (clean poop whenever you see it, remove whats left over from its food every time it eats, change substrate and clean the eclosure once a year or two using your own judgement)
As for their cages, unless you're trying to make it look really nice, you don't have to spend a lot of money. My 3 Chilean Roses are each in $3 sterilite containers that I got from Big Lots and then drilled holes into. With ground-dwelling (terrestrial, like Chilean Roses) species, you don't have to worry about the heigh of the container as long as there is enough room for them to walk around, in fact shorter containers are better for them because they're bad at climbing and can easily fall if they do. For tree dwelling (arboreal) species, a medium to large kritter keeper, has enough climbing space for a small to medium species.
Sorry if that was more than you were asking for I didn't know exactly what you were asking about when you asked how to care for them. Heres some pics of my Chilean Roses' enclosures and also one of my Cobalt Blue who just molted a couple days ago (Just thought I'd add in a pic of her cuz she's really pretty
PS: The reason there is no hide in the open enclosure right now is because the hide was wooden and I spilled water on it while filling her water dish, so now I have to get a new hide. I can't keep the wet one cuz now it might mold.