Avicularia variegata (Grizzly Pink Toe) 

New World Arboreal Tarantula

Beginner to Intermediate Species

IMPORTANT: This species needs a cage that can maintain a balance of a

lot of moisture and ventilation.




  • This species will stay in view most of the time as an adult.

  • This is a delicate species as a spiderling, but with proper maintenance, success can be attained.


  • Ideal temperature between 25°C and 27°C and the humidity at 70%-80%.

  • The substrate in the terrarium is kept slightly moist.

  • Mist once a week, and monthly moisten the substrate, then allow it to dry out completely.

  • The key to the husbandry success of this species is good humidity and as much ventilation as possible.


  • This is a arboreal tarantula.

  • As spiderling or juvenile, put a twig in the vial so it may climb. When they get about 7cm, rehoused them in their permanent enclosures.

  • They should be given a vertical branch or cork to climb upon.

  • If their terrarium is decorated with plants , live or artificial, they have a tendency to come out more frequently.


  • A 25cm vertical bark leaned against the cage.

Food Consumption:

  • Feed slings twice a week.

  • Feed adults once a week.

  • Food size should be the size of the carapace.

Water Requirements: 

  • Glue a small bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water and also mist.

Growth Rate: 

  • This is a medium growing tarantula.

Adult Size:

  • 15cm to 16cm


  • This is a very fast moving spider as a spiderling and has a tendency to jump, but as it matures it becomes less flighty.

  • If startled, it will make a short sprint. 

  • It is not what consider a defensive tarantula, but will probably bite if provoked.


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