Tarantulas As Pets

Tarantulas have become relatively popular TV lovers in a short time. They are unique, peaceful, they need a little space. So that the preservation of these spiders can be a fascinating hobby. However, it is often advisable to carry, as it can cause stress in spiders, rather than the carrier.

There are plenty of available types, different sizes and layouts, and generally do not require excessive care. Although it depends on the species to species. Given that the need for housing vary from species it is necessary to understand what types are considered acceptable for pets.

There are over 800 species of tarantula that belong to the family Theraphosidae. The species grew in different climatic zones – in a dry, subtropical and tropical. Roughly divided into two groups: “old world” (the Eastern Hemisphere) and “New World” (the Western Hemisphere). One of the most popular species is the Chilean Rose (Grammostola rosea) – durable and easy to maintain a spider from Chile.


Tarantula bite, and eat their prey poisoned. However, the toxicity of poison in most species is equal to the bee. Birds of prey will often cause an unpleasant reaction that is taken to include local pain, redness, swelling. However, people may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction to a spider bite. As some have, and the birds of prey bees, so reaction itself can be fatal.

Also, there are several types that have different toxins and some of them are potentially fatal. While this is not often the case, it would be best to be well informed about the type that you want to obtain. And to study the habits of behavior. Tarantulas are wild insects, so they need to be nurtured in a special way. However, it is an unwritten rule that the tarantula pre retreat, than they will bite humans.

The second type of concerns when wearing tarantula concerns irritation and itching, and challengers of these unpleasant reactions are hairs that can be found in some tarantula from “new world”. These hairs are located on the abdomen, and toss them out when they feel scared.

It is a thin, spiky hairs that can make irritation and itching. If you get into the eye, can cause inflammation, so make sure to avoid any contact with the eyes. If the hair is close (if it should come to that, immediately visit an ophthalmologist). After any kind of interaction with a spider or a cage, wash hands thoroughly (with respect to the cage can be hair that’s easy to pick up when cleaning), and do not approach the spider too.

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