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Damian - 2009-01-04
I just got a chilean rose tarantula. she seems pretty docile, but I've heard that tarantulas can become aggressive through agitation, or seeing certain colors. My brother said that tarantulas become aggresive around red colors and loud noises. its been 4 weeks, she hasn't eaten any crickets or molted. I've held her a few times but not bear handed yet. she did kill a cricket though, it was nipping her feet.
I dont really know a whole lot about them yet, but if anyone has some useful advice it will be appreciated.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    I find that too my rosea females do that, she's probobly mapping out her tank so she knows where to go as they are essentially blind.
  • sarah - 2011-12-02
    Don't worry about your spider their fine! Bare handed is fine she's not going to bite you! Loud nosies yes will bother them but they would much rather run away if they do get scared they have hairs on there legs that they flick at you! They won't hurt you just annoy you! They are similer to a catus
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Gary Spencer - 2009-02-27
Despite peoples beliefs, the rose hair is quite the burrower. So for all of you with 1, I urge you to put a good few inches of substrate in and a hidey hole like cork bark and watch it dig even further down under the bark,
My rose hair has burrowed about 5 inches down to the bottom of her tank and is always trying to dig further down. Try it.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    yeah my rosea digs a little bit then stops , she burrows about half of her body , the ventrical bit and then sits happily bless her.
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Ben Stone - 2009-05-28
Hi there-I just got my T about 2 weeks ago for my b-day .His name is Derekk by the way. The Rose hair T is NOT good for beginners because it has needles in its stomach that will pinch you. So I recommend to get a diff breed for beginners. I could not live without him!

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    All new world tarantulas from Chile, Brasil and have these urticating hairs. Urtica is old greek 4 nettle and they are not prone to bite unlike the old world species from Asia and Africa. Hope this helps .
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Sharon - 2009-10-16
OMG...so we've had our rose haired tarantula since May 17, 09 and named it Vladamir under the assumption that it was a male. SHE has just now made an egg sac in her cage!!! We noticed that her abdomen had increased in size, but then so has the rest of her body, so we just assumed she was just growing naturally. She started to do some 'landscaping' in her cage a few days ago and yesterday the webbing effects started taking on an extreme increase in production and she has been amazing to watch in action. It truly is a wonderous beautiful sight. Tonight when we got home, there it was, this thick well construction sac of webbing in the bottom corner of her cage, and her abdomen is back to normal size again. So now were left with the question...what do you do with hundreds of baby tarantulas when they hatch...

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Sell some or keep some so you can raise them from tiny and I mean tiny spiderlings to full size beasties , it's a long process cos it's a few years till they become adults ,
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destiny - 2009-12-01
Ive had my CHILEAN ROSE HAIRED TARANTULA for about 3 years and I love the heck out of her. I hold her a lot. She hasn't bitten anyone yet, and I hope she doesn't. I let some people hold her, mostly when they are sitting down. I don't want her to fall and die. But I want her forever, and hope to get a lot more tarantulas, all different kinds. I'm looking on getting the METALLIC BLUE ORNAMENTAL TREE TARANTULA! I want to learn more about them before I get her. Thanks.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    What a pokie,as they are called. Well they are very defensive and fast fast fast so I wouldnt get that one yet as you need alot of expeirience with them. Do lots of research b4 acqiuring one as thier venom is very potent.
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Coqui17 - 2009-12-14
I just got my first Rose Hair and he is about 2 inches if that. I named him FANGS and he is wonderful. I also have a Pink Toe named PELUCHE but don't worry they are in different cages. I've had him for 3 months and no bites yet, they are both gorgeous.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Aaawww bless. Sounds like you got 2 little sweeties, treasure them.
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lisacallans - 2010-04-08
My rose hair tarantula is the prettiest. It has light pinked color. It is really bright.

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  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Sounds like you got a gorgeous pink colour form sweetheart.
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becca - 2010-04-22
Hey

I have a chile rose tarantula and I think it's about to shed its skin as his house is covered in thick web. I'm just wondering is it still ok to feed him while he is like this?

Please reply xx

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  • andy k - 2010-04-30
    In all honstly I would not feed your tarantula before it is due a molt, then afterwards for about 2 weeks, let the tarantulas carpace harden again, after the 2 weeks start feeding again, depending on the size the tarantula may be ready quicker. Don't be alarmed about not feeding the tarantula it can go in the wild without food for 3 weeks easilly, also try to keep the vivarium humid at this time.
  • becca - 2010-05-03
    He hasn't ate for well over a month and I'm worried as his abdomen is smaller is that normal before a shed? please reply xx
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    No, do not feed him if he is about to molt. They fast in preparation for a molt. Just leave him be, he knows wot he is doing.
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Anonymous - 2010-05-27
Mine just passed away today at 16 y/o :'(

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  • Anonymous - 2010-05-29
    Aww that sucks.
  • Janice Place - 2010-06-01
    Hi, I'm sorry your tarantula passed. I know it will be missed. I have gotten really attached to mine, even though I don't take her out much. She really would just be left to do her thing. 16 years is a long time. Why don't you get a spiderling? I know there is one out there who need's a good home. Janice
  • Anonymous - 2010-06-29
    I think mine's diying also she turned over like she going to molt but there's a brown pus coming from her tail is that normal? She never did it before she molt like three times before but never like this did yours do this and I sorry for your loss.
  • John A.K.A Crazy Ingin - 2010-07-18
    Hi just seen your posting, and I was wondering. How can you tell when a female chilean rose tarantula is dying? The 1 I have has been in my family for almost 13 yrs. She got done eating about 3-4 days ago,and now she is acting pretty weird. No 1 can seem 2 answer my question! So I'm hoping you would be able to help me out! Thank you for your time, and consideration!
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    I'm sorry for your loss .
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brandy - 2010-08-04
I am new owner. I came to be an owner because my sister was unable to keep the spider. I thought she was sick because she has been acting weird so yesterday I came home and she was upside down in her cage. I did not realize what was happening so I picked her up and flipped her over and fed her. About an hour later I realized that she was molting. It only took her two hours to complete the process, but now I am concerned because I held her and she has crickets in her cage. What should I do?

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  • christine - 2010-08-05
    When a tarantula is molting your not suppose to touch her never put a cricket in her tank when she's molting and only feed her one cricket a week if you put too many in they will eat her when she is molting a tarantula cannot move when in molting process after the process wait three days before putting a cricket in because the spiders body will be very soft I think you should buy a book on tarantulas or check online so you know what to do.
  • emma williams - 2011-11-30
    Remove the crickets as they could injure your spider or even kill it but be as careful and quiet as possible as not to disturb your spider or it could turn the right way up again and this does not bode well for that molt either. Be careful.
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