Pinktoe Tarantula   (common name)

Avicularia avicularia   (scientific name)

Pinktoe Tarantula (photograph and drawing)
Range ...... tropical areas of Trinidad, Brazil, and near the Amazon River
Type ...... arboreal (lives in trees)
Temperament ...... docile and calm (good for beginners)
                    ......  more likely to run away or flick hairs than to bite
Full Grown Size ...... 4 to 5 inches
Temperature ...... 75 to 85° F
Humidity ...... 75 to 82%
Diet ...... crickets, moths, flies, other large insects, small lizards, and pinkie mice
Water ...... shallow, wide water dish or Gut Load
Housing ...... arboreal cage    Click here to see arboreal cage.

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