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Amazonian Pink Toe Tarantula - Avicularia juruensis | 2 inch (Captive Bred)

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 SPECIAL NOTE: USPS forbids shipping venomous spiders or scorpions in the mail.

Because of this, we ship these animals FedEx priority overnight for a flat fee of $39.99.

 Defining Characteristics:

  • These specimens are from the Peruvian locale, once called Avicularia urticans, it is now considered a junior synonym of the species Avicularia juruensis
  • Generally good natured with simple care requirements, this species is a very good option for beginning keepers, though can be a bit more moody than some other Avicularia species
  • One of the largest Avicularia species, females regularly top out at 6 inches

Name: Avicularia juruensis, regularly called the Amazonian Pink Toe or for this locale, Peruvian Giant Pink Toe. Avicularia has Latin roots. Juruensis refers to things from either Juruá or the Juruá river.

Recommended Enclosure Size: The Amazonian Pink Toe is an arboreal species, meaning the enclosure should be taller than it is long. The recommended enclosure height is at least 3 times the spider’s diagonal leg span, and the other dimensions should not be less than two times the spider’s diagonal leg span. This species does best in an enclosure with ample cross ventilation.

ABG mixcoco cradle, and Dig-It are all good substrate options for this species, but our Pet Bug Team prefers ABG all the way!

Want to spice up your enclosure with live plants? Our experts have curated kits of easy-to-care-for and SAFE plants for your tarantula. Check them out here!

Temperature (°F): This species thrives in the mid 70s to low 80s, so a temperature range of 74-80 degrees is ideal, though no issues have come from keeping them at general room temperature of 72°. Temperatures regularly dipping below 65 or spiking above 85° should be avoided.

thermometer is recommended to keep an eye on temperatures in the enclosure.

Humidity: The humidity for this species can be a bit trickier to maintain than others, as their requirement of lots of cross ventilation can mean the enclosure dries out quickly. Humidity should be kept around 70%, this can be achieved by making sure the substrate always remains at least lightly moistened and by misting the sides of the enclosure once a week, dependent on the ambient humidity in the room.

hygrometer is recommended to monitor humidity within the enclosure.

Size: Amazonian Pink Toe spiderlings sold by Josh’s Frogs are at least 2 inches at time of purchase. This species can achieve diagonal leg span of up to around 6 inches.

Age: At the time of sale, Amazonian Pink Toe spiderlings sold by Josh’s Frogs are at least 2-3 months old. Females of this species can get up to 12 years of age, with males averaging about one third of that lifespan.

Feeding: These spiders are currently eating two to three 1/2 inch crickets, once a week. There are a variety of appropriate prey items that you can offer, such as roacheswaxwormsblack soldier fly larvaehornworms, and silkworms. Consider feeding your prey items with our gutload formula to give your pet well-rounded nutrition.

We recommend that the prey items not be much longer than the tarantula's “head” is wide. Larvae are an exception—our larvae are harmless. Since they are very high in fat, they're not the best staple diet, however they make a great weight gain supplement.

Remove uneaten prey items after 24 hours, these may stress your animal out or endanger the spider during molting. Never attempt to feed a freshly molted tarantula less than a week after their molt to prevent injury to the spider. Depending on its age, the hardening process could take anywhere from 48 hours all the way up to a week.

Sexing: Due to age, Amazonian Pink Toe spiderlings sold by Josh’s Frogs are sold as unsexed. Specimens of 2.5-3 inches will be able to start being accurately sexed. The most accurate method will always be molt sexing. The molt of a female tarantula, between the top set of book lungs will have a slit with spermatheca and a uterus externus, which on a smaller spider will just be a flap that moves when manipulated with a toothpick or a pin. A male tarantula will have a much more plain slit that will not budge with attempts to manipulate it.

Color/Pattern: Young spiderlings are pink with black toes and patterning on the abdomen. As they age, they transition to having a darker base coloration, light toes and red patterning on the abdomen, finally as adults transitioning to having a purple sheen to its otherwise dark body, keeping the light toes.

Social Behavior: While some short term success has been reported housing Avicularia in communal setups, reports usually conclude that as they age they do become cannibalistic. It is for this reason that we recommend that these spiders be housed solitarily.

Natural Range: Peru

Links of Interest:

  • Arachnoboards: a community of spider enthusiasts that will be able to or have already answered almost any question you can think of with regards to tarantulas.

Still not sure if Amazonian Pink Toe tarantula from Josh's Frogs is the right pet bug for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!


After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.

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