Animal Stories - Rose-haired Tarantula


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The Chilean Rose Tarantula has been an important spider for more than thirty years!
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Anonymous - 2007-12-16
I think my rose hair spider is amazing. When I went to the pet shop, I wasn't expecting to get a spider like I did. Now I think all people should have a rose hair. If you should come to this web-site, then you should get a rose hair tarantula.

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  • Dawn - 2010-06-26
    I just bought my first rose tarantula after thinking about it for awhile and she is awesome, I take her out and she sits with me for a little bit every other day or so, her name is Alice.
    I was wondering what they are like before they start moulting, any mood changes or anything, I'm going to the bookstore, but was wondering if anyone had any thoughts?
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andy k - 2010-04-30
I bought my chilan rose on monday, she(susan spinswebs) is extremely frightened, she is also extremely unsociable and when I place my hand into the cage she rears up in a defensive way, any tips to get her more social, my first tarantula so still learning.

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  • Janice Place - 2010-06-01
    Hi, it takes time for them to get used to their enclosure. I use a 4 inch clay flo wer pot on it's side for her house. I use potting soil no added fertilizer, just plan soil. I have tried different substrates , like reptibark, never use ceder, she stayed on the side of her tank and wouldn't walk on it. They are almost blind and catch their food by vibration. Good Luck, Janice
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becca - 2010-05-04
Hiya xx my male tatantula, bam, 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

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  • matthew - 2010-05-15
    Don't worry about it they all do that.
  • Janice Place - 2010-06-01
    Hi, sometimes they take a time-off. In the winter they can go for a month or more. I live in Florida, so we don't have snow or anything, but the weather does get cooler, even though she is inside. She is now eating me out of house and home, Ha,Ha, . They sometimes do not eat before a molt, you offer the food, if she doesn't eat it in several days, take it out and wait a bit longer, then try again. Janice
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Kelz - 2010-05-27
HEEELLPPP HEEELLLPP! =D I MUST know or at least have a little help as to where I can find a place that sells insects, or reptiles etc. in Illiana area(Illinois, Indiana)I'd appreciate any advice or help given!:) thank you :]

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Olivia - 2010-05-12
I just moved to Chile last year, and recently suffered an attack of hysteria upon seeing a wild araņa pollito for the first time. I just would like to say how much this site and your comments have helped me to understand how harmless they are, and to be more prepared for the next time I should encounter one. Thank you everyone!

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Mary Pittman - 2010-03-06
I found an egg sac in her cave... do I take it out and put it in something else or just leave it? Will the babies be able to get through the screen tank cover?

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Tracey jacques - 2010-03-01
How many molting stages do they go through and what's the time frame between each one. My baby just molted three days ago, and my larger one just molted two weeks months ago.

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  • dk - 2010-04-12
    All tarantula's molt until the day they die... There's no real answer to this as they never stop molting...- Grammostola species, when adults, molt once every 1.5 - 2 years.

    Hope this helps.
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Penelope - 2010-01-30
Penelope is the most effective pet Ive ever had. I have cured SO many people of arachnophobia with her because she is so nice and chill. She is cute and cuddly and loves people. She is very social, she even has her own Myspace! look her up and add her to learn more. Penelope Eatsflies is her name. :)

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  • marc - 2010-02-27
    Thats so kool i havwe also scared people with my rose, thats her name, Im just wondering how do u tell the males from the females?
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Andrew - 2010-01-09
I just bought my rose haired about a week ago and I love it. I'm still trying to learn everything I can about them. Everytime I go to the pet store I just wanna buy anything I can to try and make it happier, it's like a child to me. I never thought a pet could have this kind of effect on me but it did.

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  • rl - 2010-04-28
    I have the same feeling about my hamster, I got a baby rose haired 2 days ago. info plz!
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dillon - 2010-01-05
My rose Haired Tarantula Dwight is very aggressive. He likes to be left alone. He could be my favorite pet ever.

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