Rightpet

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

2/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to keep

3/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Cyriocosmus ritae

By

United States

Posted Aug 29, 2014

If you love dwarf species, this is a must, and a true gem for a collection. The markings on this little critter are insane - striking black and white and an abdominal mirror patch that shines like a bright penny.

These guys don't take much space to keep at all - adult females only reach about 1.5-2" at most. They do like to burrow, so ample substrate is needed to keep them happy. Though they like to burrow, they are out and about pretty frequently, so it's not like owning a "pet hole."

One major downside to this species is their overall short lifespan. 5-7 years is about all you can expect from them according to many keepers (and in my own experience).

These guys are flighty, and some will be defensive, but light handling can be accomplished with some.

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