I live in southern California. About 2 years ago, I found a tarantula outside in the after noon. He was very slow moving and was missing a leg. I caught him and decided to keep him as a pet. By the advice of a Petsmart employee, we bought him a 10 gallon kritter keeper, gave him bark chips as substrate and put in a little half-log hide. We fed him crickets and he lived for a few months. He never really moved, he just sat on top of his hide and put web on it. Don't really recall him eating a whole lot (but my memory is a bit foggy). I'm just wondering if there was any reason why he might have died? Was my care inadequate?