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Pinktoe Tarantula care sheet


Pinktoe tarantulas do well with a glass terrarium as their enclosure. This is because glass is great at allowing heat to escape ensuring that the enclosure stays cool enough. Other enclosures such as wooden vivariums are far too efficient at retaining heat.

The pinktoe tarantula's terrarium should be at least 300mm in length and 450mm in height. The pinktoe tarantula isan aroreal species so they will need hieght mor than floor space. This tarantula will grow to around 6" so they need a space large enough for them to move around in.


Pinktoe tarantulas require a near constant air temperature of 70-75oF. This is best achieved by sticking a heatmat on one side of the glass enclosure. This heatmat is regulated using a thermostat to make sure the temperature stays constant.

As the glass is only being heated on one side this also creates a small temperature gradient within the enclosure allowing the toad to warm itself up or move away to cool down.


The pinktoe tarantula is an arboreal speices and will need vertical structures to climb. Small natural wood ornaments look very effective and also provide perches for the tarantula We find the best substrate for tarantulas is a soil mix called spider life.

The tarantulas vivarium can be decorated with artificial plants for a more natural look. Trailing plants are very good at disguising electrical wires and equipment, as well as providing cover for young tarantulas.

Diet & Water

Pinktoe tarantulas are carnivorous and have a diet consisting of live insects. The core of the livefood diet should be high in protien and relatively easy to digest. We have found that brown crickets are the most readily accepted, but you can also use black crickets or locusts (hoppers).