Avic. Avic is a good choice for a 1st aboreal or maybe a A.versicolor or A.metallica
I will be receiving a large tall glass tank very soon and i'm interested in putting an arboreal tarantula in there..
What would be the best choice for a first arboreal species? I never owned one before and dont know the ins and outs of them yet, so any suggestions off you guys and gals would be much appreciated
I would go with an Avicularia species. The only differences in care that I can think of between the species (other than size) is that it's best to give versicolor a lot of ventilation.
My first Arboreal T was Avic huriana. Any other arboreal genus that you can think of will be even faster than Avic.
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Yes, an Avicularia sp. would be a GREAT first aboreal. What kind of temperment are you looking for? Considering it'll be your first you'll probably want one that wont be too much of a handful, right?
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Hi and thanks for the great suggestions!
I am definetly looking for one that is not a handful..
Just been having a look at the avics actually and the avic sp looks very nice
I dont want to start off with anything that is too advanced, so you think that the avics are the way to go?
I had fleeting thoughts on pokies... oh dear No way !!
Unless you can afford some of the more $$$ Avics, I would say get a P.Irminia or a P.Cambridgei. The P.Irminia was my First Arboreal and although fast I have never had a problem.
just another thought if the glass tank is "large" you might want to think about buying an adult arboreal T. but yes i would have to agree avic's are a great way to go. all of them are incredible IMO.
I love my juvenile A. versicolor (she is all blue with some black), but she stays in her high web home almost all of the time, so I see her legs and that is about it. I am hoping as she gets larger, I will see more of her!Originally Posted by Zelda
Pokies are not bad, just do not handle them and respect their space. I can fiddle around in their cage as much as I like, and they hang out in their web shelters and just watch.
Definitely A. avicularia. They are inexpensive, hardy, docile, beautiful and a good aboreal to learn on. The A. versicolor though beautiful is a little harder to maintain. I still love the A. avics even though they are so common.
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I guess everyone has different opinions on what they consider Aggressive. Are you looking for something you can handle? then yes I wouldn't get a SunTiger. To me A. Avics are to common everyBody and their momma has them. I you have to get an Avic I would get A.Versicolor or A. Metallica.
I'm not looking for anything to handle really. I dont usually handle them much anyway.. Too scared I'll drop them
Its a nightmare trying to decide which I should get to be honest.. The avics look cool, but that suntiger you suggested looks very nice indeed
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Michael Jackson says to get the SunTiger ( P.Irminia)
I commend you for deciding to get your first aboreal. May I suggest Avicularia avicularia for your first tree tarantula. These are hardy, docile and would grace your tank nicely. Once you procure your first avic I would be surprised if you don't get "into" these and get other ones.
There are several avics to choose from with some being more expensive than the Avic avic, but I find them all to be exquisite and beautiful.
Eye candy avics like Avicularia minatrix, versicolor, huriana, braunshaseni, urticans, metallica, bicegoi, geroldi and purpurea are some of the most beautiful aboreals on our planet.
Just make sure your new tank has a secure fitting lid and ventilation holes for your T to be comfortable.
If you want a T that makes web right around the top of the cage for good viewing, go with avics. if you want one that makes webbing from the ground up, go with P. irminia or cambridgei.
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