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Common Pink Toe Tarantula morphotype 1 - Avicularia avicularia M1 (Captive Bred)

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Defining Characteristics:

  • Avicularia have type 2 urticating hairs, meaning they will rub against you instead of kicking them like most other species.
  • Another form of defense this species uses is launching excrement when threatened
  • This species is typically out on display

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.

Name: Avicularia avicularia morphotype 1: Common Pink Toe Tarantula morphotype 1 or the Guyana pink toe tarantula, the scientific name is from the Latin “avicula” meaning “little bird”, a reference to the size of the spiders and their supposed ability to prey on small birds. The common name references the pink toes they possess as adults.

Recommended Enclosure Size: (For adults) Ideal size: 12”x12”x18”, minimum size: 8”x8”x12”. Terrarium should be side opening as this genus tend to build their nests toward the top of the terrarium, but should not be so large that the spider is difficult to find.

Temperature (°F): 60-80°

Humidity: 70-80%. Terrarium should be misted every two to three days.

Size: At least ~3/4 inch at time of sale. Females reach up to 5 inches, males top out at around 3.5 inches.

Age: Lives up to 10 years in females, 4 years in males. Reach maturity in 2-3 years.

Feeding: Drosophila melanogaster or D. hydei. As it grows, so should its prey. Prey items should be no larger than the size of the spider’s abdomen.

Sexing: Adult males are smaller than females. To identify a male or female before it has reached sexual maturity you will need to examine a cast skin. In females this will have a folded area in the abdominal region which will connect to her spermatheca when she is mature. Due to their age, Guyana pink toe tarantulas sold by Josh's Frogs are sold as unsexed animals.

Color/Pattern: As a spiderling the pink toe has black toes and pink legs. As it ages however, the spider’s coloration reverses and its legs turn to black and its toes to pink. In addition to the foundational black coloration, the hairs of the spider’s body have a purplish hue.

Social Behavior: The pink toe tarantula can be successfully kept in groups. If done however, be aware that there is still a risk of cannibalism that exists, especially if the spiders are not adequately fed.

Breeding: When breeding pink toes, it is best to plan for one month after the female molts. If a molt follows the pairing before eggs can be laid, the reproductive material will be discarded in the process. The female should also be well fed prior to the paring as the females enjoy the taste of their suitors and feeding may disincline them to eat their mate. Supervise the terrarium and be ready to save the male should the situation get hairy following mating. If successful the female will construct an egg sac which should be removed four weeks after for incubation.

Natural Range: Found throughout the Carribean, Southern Central, and Northern South America.

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 the Common Pink Toe Tarantula morphotype 1 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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Great care

This was my first ever tarantula and I could not be happier with the overall experience of receiving my animal. It arrived active and healthy and is still doing great. Molted the 3rd day I had her and is very active and fun to watch.


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Great quality

The sweetie came energetic and ate the first day upon arrival! I’m in love with this species. Shipping was also great


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Excellent care!

I cannot rave enough about how much attention and care went into packaging my little friend up to ensure her safe arrival. She arrived safe and sound and I couldn’t be happier! Will definitely be purchasing from Josh’s frogs again!

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