In short,tarantulas makegreat pets for the right owners. They are cheap to buy and inexpensive to maintain,easy to care for,quiet,and fascinating to watch. However,do not expect to interact with a tarantula as you would with a dor or a cat: these are lonely creatures who,most of the time,would rather be left alone.
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What are the pros and cons of owning a tarantula?
There are quite a few benefits to owning tarantulas as opposed to other pets like cats and dogs. If you bring home a pet tarantula, you can expect to experience the following pros: Tarantulas are very discrete creatures that won’t take up a lot of space in your life.
Are tarantulas good pets for kids?
Tarantulas can be interesting pets for kids, as long as the spiders stay out of reach of children who don’t understand their handling. Some children also might not be comfortable with feeding live prey. Are tarantulas hard to take care of?
What kind of house does a tarantula need?
There are around 1,000 species of tarantulas in the Theraphosidae family. One of the more popular species kept as a pet is the Chilean rose ( Grammostola rosea), a hardy spider native to Chile that’s generally easy to care for. As pets, tarantulas need housing that mimics their natural habitat, along with live prey.
What is the best Tarantula for a first time owner?
As mentioned before, there are many species available in the pet trade. In general, the best beginner tarantulas are the ground dwellers or burrowers as they tend to be a little slower moving. The following are among the best tarantulas for first time owners: Chilean Rose (Grammostola rosea)