Yeesh! That's a pretty brutal spider!
Today I went to Petco to buy some crickets and had thought about how many crickets the Goliath Birdeater would have to eat to be satisfied. So I purchased a single white mouse. As soon as I dropped it into the cage the mouse ran over to the back side of the Goliath Birdeater while in it's cave. Then the mouse ran away. As soon as the mouse hit the other side of the enclosure, all I saw was a big brown flying object! This freakin thing flew in air all the way across the 24" enclosure and hopped on this little mouse. Took sveral good injections and then the mouse stopped moving. Then the Goliath Birdeater dragged it into his burrow. I will be watching frequently and occasionally to make sure everyhting is ok.
I was afraid of buying mice for the Goiath Birdeater due to bites from the mice. When I used to feed the mice to my Ball Python, I noticed once in awhile they would try to bite the snake on its side. I was afraid the spider would be more harmed from a bite by the mouse. But I guess I was too over worried.
I wish I could post pics but my cam crashed today!
Yeesh! That's a pretty brutal spider!
That must have been quite impressive to see!!!
I myself feed a lot of vertebrates to my Ts, I prefer using younger mice and rats though to prevent an injury.
I give my juvies / sub-adults (2 1/2" or more) small pinky mice.
My sub-adults / adults (3 1/2" or more) big pinky mice or small fuzzy mice or rat pinkies.
My large adults (5" or more) get plump fuzzy rats.
A nice fat fuzzy rat is almost the size of a small adult mouse so I prefer offering those instead of older and more developped prey just to be safe.
I have yet to have a T refuse any and it's a nice filling variety item to their diets. My goliath now 4 1/2" just plows right through them!
i woulda liked to see that... i never get sick of watching my t's eat.. remember though, mice and rats can be vicious suckers if you upset them and will bite.. i'd say your better off feeding a lizard of some sort with some meat on it... how big is the blondi? i'm dying to get a big one...
me too. I cant wait to get my hands on one of those blondis
Right now it's about 6". As of this morning,,,,it's still sucking on the mouse. It's hovering over it while holding itself on it's tippie toes.
I also have a Goliath Birdeater, and i feed mine mice all the time....
is yours a male or female? and how big is yours?
That is how my T. blondi sling eats it's crickets... it is neat to watch them exhibit behaviors...Originally Posted by ChrisNCT
Yeah, wow is right. I'm convinced....B. Smithi it is. I'm going to get one by mid july.Originally Posted by ChrisNCT
Originally Posted by jayco_heat
If your talking about getting a birdeater make sure it is a female, don't waste ur money on a male birdeater,
My is still small but it's a problem to feed her. She eats many crickets at one time and she's still hungry.
Originally Posted by morda
Try feeding it some pinkies, they are a bigger meal than crickets.
I feed my birdeater mice like i said before but then again my birdeater is 12" so yeah she likes a big meal...
I also have a Goliath about 5 or 6 inches and it takes down fuzzies with no problem. There was one time I was feeding it a fuzzie when the mouse got close to her and she whipped around and snatched it up by it's back end and the mouse was trying to turn around and bite her but she held her ground and kept her legs out of it's way. Then about a minute later the mouse was dead as a doornail. So I think if you have a good sized Goliath fuzzies shouldn't be a problem. Peace
Well see i feed my birdeater full grown mice, you should try it when your birdeater gets to be about 8" or 9" they love it
a mouse AND a fuzzie at the same time? i doubt the fuzzie would add much to the meal after a mouse...unless it was leftovers from another TOriginally Posted by Nevans
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