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terry - 2008-09-05
Hiya, I just thought I'd give you an update on my orange baboon bite. Over a week now and still getting random cramps, mainly legs, neck and lockjaw. Not much fun. Any sudden or awkward movements usually get a cramp response. May have a couple more weeks of this. Regards, terry

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kristie - 2008-08-25
We seem to have the perfect breeding grounds, or habitat for them. We usually encounter 5 or more each summer at our home. It doesn't help that both my husband and I are terrified of spiders.

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bill - 2008-08-25
What other things do Brown Taranulas eat? Do they eat scorpions?

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  • lizziy - 2010-03-16
    No they are not able to eat the scorpions, for they will die.
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pete hallett - 2008-08-23
Just got my king baboon home today to add to my small collection of two mexican red knees, a versicolor, and an indian ornemental. It's so young it could easily sit on your little finger nail. Looking forward to watching the little blighter grow :)

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nervous tarantula owner. - 2008-08-16
I just got a pink toed tarantula as a birthday gift from a friend two days ago. Never having owned a tarantula (or any insect for that matter) made me skeptical. I still am a little nervous about it, actually I just took her out of her tank/cage thing for the first time a few minutes ago. To my surprise she jumped on my head! It freaked me out so much that I screamed! She's sneaky, she'll be walking around all slow and then go into hyper speed in a second! I immediately tried to find out about it and now that I've read this I realize it's normal. But I am worried that I might hurt her by accident if she jumps or runs around all crazy all the time. She's so pretty though, and I'm learning how to handle it, even if I am still a little scared of her. I mean the poop spray? ahhh. :O I can only hope that never happens. Thanks for the info on this site...very helpful!
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Melly - 2008-08-14
I just got a pink toe a few days ago. Like pink toes should be, he is very shy. He jumps a lot, but he loved it when I rub him. He stays completely still when I rub his body. A sweet nervous thing he is. But I am not quite sure what his environment should be like so he is stuck with shredded paper. It was my dads choice to put paper in the cage. He seems to sit around and do nothing, lazy bum. He is scared of his own food, and he desperately wants to get out of the cage. I hope he gets more comfortable with me. We will just have to wait and see.

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simon - 2008-08-11
I have a chilean rose spider called rosie (how original!) and a pink toed tree spider called ballet pumps. Both are beautiful and I would recommend them as pets to anyone. If you want to handle them I would get a chilena, as pink toes move quite fast and can do big jumps.

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Kara - 2008-08-09
I got a rose hair about 4 months ago and it is beautiful! I went to the pet store expecting to get a lizard, but my choice of a spider was so much better. He is so mellow and chill with me. I can honestly say that a spider has changed my life. In fact, he is my life :D I always hold him and pet him, it's amazing to feel him walk across my hands. Ah, what a gorgeous creation!

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jason frampton - 2008-08-02
I have a pinktoe, her name is beniceo and I love her like family. She has jumped a few times but doesn't seem to mind being handled. She is friendly and has never bitten me even though I probably deserved it more than once. I would recommend pinktoes to anyone interested in keeping tarantulas, very very friendly creatures. I no longer believe that all spiders have it out for us..lol

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CAZ - 2008-07-15
My friend had a spider (chilly rose). 1st time I had ever seen one, I was so fasinated by it. But 2 months later it died, I was so upset. I used to go to my friends just to see it. Then my other friend had 1 (chilly rose), so he said you can have it and I was really excited to get it home. When I got it home my mom flipped and fainted, it was soo funny. She made me get rid of it, I was really upset. I finally got it back off the person I gave it to, after fighting for it. But now it's got a little bald patch on its back end and won't move. It's not on its back. It's hiding in its hiding place I got against it all crinched up and won't eat. It's not been itself at all. I don't think it's shedding, I really don't know whats up with it. Please can anyone help me, I am really worried incase it dies and it's only young. Please. I would be really grateful, thank you from carolann & crox (my spider, lol)

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