Animal Stories - People Talking About Tarantulas


Animal-World info on Rose-haired Tarantula
Animal Story on Rose-haired Tarantula
List Animal Stories on Rose-haired Tarantula
More info at Animal-World
B.Kelly - 2008-12-21
My Chile Rose molted the other day, normally a very good feeder, I woke up to find my beloved spider suddenly with about 16 legs and two abdomens. Needless to say I sat and watched this amazing display, something truly incredible about it. She's a good 5" legspan now (tip front-left, to tip rear-right) and incredibly docile and friendly. If one places a hand near the tank, she has been known to climb the side and sit on the offered hand.

Don't expect all Chile Rose to be docile however. A good friend of mine made that mistake with a recent purchase of his and quickly found himself on the receiving end of a bite. There was little provocation, his hand in the tank and the spider darted forward and bit.

Makes me even more appreciative of how lovely mine is. =)

Reply
Allison Genevieve - 2008-12-21
These spiders are fantastic, easy to handle and easy to keep. Mine have all seemed to go through periods of refusing to eat for months at a time. I currently have one male, Ares, and a female, Shelob. (along with a female Green bottle blue T.) They live in 10 gallon tanks side by side and offer me hours of enjoyment. I love teaching people that spiders are not to be feared and not all spiders are as aggressive as they have been led to believe. I will continue to keep these amazing animals for many years to come.

Reply
jessica - 2008-12-20
My son wanted a tarantula for his 7th birthday. I wasn't ready for one then. I bought him one 2weeks before christmas. He was so happy, we now handle it together. My undecisive feeling for spiders has never been scared, but now I'm cool with them. The Chilean rosa hair we now call McKala is a part of our family and we love her. McKala has bit my son once but it wasn't severe. When I found out why McKala bit him, he told me he was trying to play paddicakes with her. OOO I was laughing so hard. She didn't punture the his skin but it was quite the experiance.

Reply
Animal-World info on Pink-toed Tarantula
Animal Story on Pink-toed Tarantula
List Animal Stories on Pink-toed Tarantula
More info at Animal-World
Warren Bautista - 2008-12-18
I absolutely love the Avicularia genus and am planning on getting about 15 Avic slings (spiderlings) pretty soon. Even non-tarantula lovers would be charmed by a a sling of this genus! I love raising any T from a sling, as you get to observe the different changes of coloration they go through! Very excited, I can't wait unitl I get my shipment!

Reply
Animal-World info on Mombasa Baboon Spider
Animal Story on Mombasa Baboon Spider
List Animal Stories on Mombasa Baboon Spider
More info at Animal-World
jj seitz - 2008-12-14
i just bought my first orange babboon spider yesterday. I put him in a terrarium and somehow he escaped from the enclosure. I didn't realize he was out and I placed my hand right on top of the spider who was resting on top of the cage and I was bitten on the hand by my thumb. It felt like a wasp or hornet sting at first and started swelling instantly. Then it went from a painful sting to more of an itching feeling after a few minutes, and the swelling has gone down some because I have applied ice to the bite. I was actually bitten just about 30 min before I wrote this. I have always heard they packed one hell of a bite and I never thought I would have taken a bite from one. But now after taking a bite it's not nearly as bad as I thought it would have been. It' a juvenile spider and it is the, terinochilus sp]or usambura, tarburst babboon.

Reply
Animal-World info on Pink-toed Tarantula
Animal Story on Pink-toed Tarantula
List Animal Stories on Pink-toed Tarantula
More info at Animal-World
Barry - 2008-12-12
I got a Pink toe about 4 Weeks ago, she is massive, she loves her tank, She loves building webs. I have to open the slide door, she has the entire ceiling webbed, she is now working building a web in the lower corner of her tree. After a few days I grew concerned. I had no idea where she was in the tank, until I peeled the plant gently away from the corner. To my surprise it lifted the whole substrate, slowly, and there she was, cowering away in the corner. She had moulted. I was surprised because I could not find her Exo skeleton, which I then found hanging in a web on the tree. She looks big cowering, I can't wait until her new Exo-Skeleton hardens and I can see how big she has grown or if she had changed colour :D

Reply
Mike - 2008-12-11
I have a new, to me, pink toe; about 3 years old, I

Reply
Animal-World info on Rose-haired Tarantula
Animal Story on Rose-haired Tarantula
List Animal Stories on Rose-haired Tarantula
More info at Animal-World
Sarah - 2008-12-02
My boyfriend bought my tarantula also. He mistakenly thought I liked spiders. Which I WAS terrified of them, and I finally got brave enough to hold this gentle spider and let her walk on my hands. I named her Charlotte. I was brave enough to even take the spider out of the cage by myself. From what I've seen they're very patient and calm.

Reply
Animal-World info on King Baboon Spider
Animal Story on King Baboon Spider
List Animal Stories on King Baboon Spider
More info at Animal-World
john g - 2008-11-24
If you are an arachnaphobic, the why are you even looking at a tarantula site.

Reply
Animal-World info on Rose-haired Tarantula
Animal Story on Rose-haired Tarantula
List Animal Stories on Rose-haired Tarantula
More info at Animal-World
Ivette - 2008-11-21
That is a hilarious story because the EXACT SAME THING just happened to me. My boyfriend also bought my tarantula! and last night I saw her on her back and I thought she was dying! I started to cry and I was saying "god please don't let her die"!And this morning I looked inside her cage and saw 2 tarantulas, freaky.

Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World