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    poo question

    I have an '09 male spider that I've had since Nov. He eats well, I've gotten him switched to f/t rats. He last ate 2 weeks ago, and hasn't poo'd since then. He has passed the urates, but no poop. I soaked him Tuesday night hoping that would help. He is in blue when I checked on him this afternoon.
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    Re: poo question

    He'll probably leave you a huge surprise after he sheds, that's what my guys usually do
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    Re: poo question

    Thanks, usually he is pretty reliable with that. It's never taken him this long before. I wanted to wait to feed him until he did and now that he is in shed I will wait.

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    Re: poo question

    i feed during shed cuz my girl will eat anything anytime, u can if u want, but u can skip. ya usually they wait until they shed to leave u a nice big surprise

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    Re: poo question

    I would offer during sheds to be consistent with the feeding schedule. It may take a while for you to feed if you're feeding F/T.

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    Re: poo question

    They most likely do this because they're vulnerable when they are opaque, and spend a lot of time in one position.

    Shedding is a 'stinky' process (which is why male snakes go nuts over newly shed females). Since they're making a big stink then anyhow, they also get rid of all the stored up feces, and they can leave the whole predator-attracting mess behind.
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