5 Pink Toe Tarantula Facts & Care Tips | Pet Tarantulas

5 Pink Toe Tarantula Facts & Care Tips | Pet Tarantulas

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Here we have the pink toe tarantula, a native of the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and surrounding areas. Very interesting terrarium subject. Has popped up in the last couple years as a popular animal. It’s arboreal by nature so we want to have a nice, tall enclosure. These guys live in the trees where they come from.

And they are somewhat handleable. Not as good as some of their cousins, the rose hairs and such which are very handleable tarantulas. These guys will tolerate it though. Being new world tarantulas, normally they would kick their hairs off but the pink toe is not as apt to do that as some of his other tarantula friends. So we do find these more and more in collections.

Good thing about this one, you can keep them in larger groups. They are tolerant of being clustered together. And a bunch of pink toes in a verbarium looks awesome as they all kind of cluster together and those beautiful pink highlights come out.

Thing you got to be careful with these guys are they are quick. They are quick, when you open the door of the terrarium you better be ready to handle it. Get a plastic cup ready to catch it because they can quickly, if startled, bolt from where they are. And you don’t want to slap down hard on a tarantula when you catch him. You want to be very gentle because you can easily damage it with their exoskeleton.

Insectival, like most other tarantula, that’s pretty straight forward. But it’s the arboreal nature of it really that makes the difference in this species that comes from the family of avicularia.

The pink toe tarantula. An up and comer in the pet trade for sure and a great vivarium subject.

43 Comments

  1. My pinktoe sling is very handleable. I’m training it to deal with me, cause I’m a very touchy feely insect/bug keeper. And I just bout my Caribbean pinktoe sling two more sling buddies

  2. Be very careful cause they are QUICK! I just got mine and I had to open the cage door to feed. He bolted from the back of the cage and crawled out. I had to get him back with a step stool cause he was on the ceiling in a corner. Always keep your eyes on them when opening the tank and be ready to possibly catch a would be escape artist.

  3. Rose hair tarantulas are not very handleable and most pink toe tarantulas or more handleable than rose hair tarantulas also it’s not been proven that pink toes live in larger groups so please send me a video that shows multiple being housed together and they cannot be slings also pink those are not that fast they can bolt a little bit but they’re not as fast as most tarantulas and I would say you don’t even need a catch cup because they just bought for a couple inches and then they slow down

  4. I just got mine today! Can’t wait to get another now I know I can house multi of them in one tank….but I don’t know if mine is a boy or girl got it from a pet store

  5. My pink toe is a calm species that I have tamed so it knows how to behave so you should always tame it before it starts darting like a bat out of hell! So I do recommend it as a first tarantula I guess. On a scale to one to ten of handling and taming is a6 or 7

  6. What are you talking about? My pink toe is the best T I have! She’s very handleable, and she’s very slow. One of the slowest species, from the reptile store I purchased her from. I pet her, carry her, walk her around the block and she just chills in my hand. She’s very cute.

  7. you cant keep pink toes together, they will fight to the death. if you can show me a video on here of more then 1 pink toes in the same tank. that ARNT slings.

  8. I live in England and have one btw. Just asking, because the pet store sold it with a container that isn’t that tall, will it be okay to fill it with lots of things to climb on? Will that be fine too?

  9. Actually, wether or not they can be kept communally is a controversial subject… there are certainly much better species to keep communally… if you do decide to do this make sure:
    1. they are introduced all at the same time
    2. the enclosure is very large
    3. there are many hides 
    4. they are all very very well fed

  10. If anyone can help me quickly that’s great.. I have a juvenile pink toe and I had 3 different enclosures for it – I originally got a tub because I didn’t realize it was so small so I put it into a pickle jar with dirt and a piece of wood to climb – and a water dish.. the only thing I’m worried about is it not finding it’s food in a shorter enclosure.. I have a third one which isn’t tall but it’s a bit longer and idk what to do – I want to make sure it’s healthy and I’m fretting too much about it not finding it’s crickets

  11. I live in Trinidad i love tarantulas but they don’t sell that down here so I mite have to catch one I love all you videos about animals and the rest of them I am your biggest fan I on the whole wide world

  12. Just a few tips for beginners:
    1) This tarantula is very docile and calm (Mine does not move quickly, mine is actually quite slow excluding feeding time).
    2)Like any tarantula, it’s possible to hold them but they would prefer that you don’t. ( They can get stressed out and result in biting you).
    3) Pink toes being together can result in cannibalism and babies. I recommend keeping one per terrarium if you own more than one.
    4) Tall terrariums can be DIY’d (Because of how costly some terrariums can be).
    5) Be nice to your spider and do extensive research. Do not force them to do anything. Let your spider adjust by making it’s web and creating it’s own space.
    6) Do NOT use a sponge in a water dish. A simple bowl and even a suction cup bowl for tall terrariums are just fine.
    7) Do NOT purchase a spider because of it being a "wow factor!" They are living things and require lots of love and care

  13. since they are arboreal do i need loads of substrate for them to dig? also is it better to mist the environment or leave a shallow water dish?

  14. That’s the tarantula I have! It is a great species it is very docile and it can jump but not high! It is my second recommended spider for a beginner and sometimes darts after being fed but it is a beautiful species of tarantula! Good luck!

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