Animal Stories - Rose-haired Tarantula


Animal-World Information about: Rose-haired Tarantula

The Chilean Rose Tarantula has been an important spider for more than thirty years!
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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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Christopher - 2008-07-06
I just purchased a rosehairtarantula and I love it.I had been given one before but was never told how to water the spider.So i just feed it lots of bugs and thought that it would drink the body juices. I was very unhappy to find out the hard way that they needed water when i found her not moving. I was sad and buried it in the back yard. Hope everything goes better this time.

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Kara - 2008-06-30
So, my friends had me stop at the pet store before I came over because they needed a mouse to feed thier snake, Zoe. When I went in the lady brought me back to the area where they keep the mice, small snakes, and other small critters. My boyfriend was looking at the king snakes when he saw the rose hair tarantula. He said, "Hey, look at this." She was adorable (and I don't really like spiders all that much), so I asked if I could hold her. I was instantly attached. I asked the lady if she could get the stuff I would need for her and took her with me. Her name is Pandora, and even my dad (who freaked when I brought her home) likes her. He wanted to name her fluffy, but that would not fit my beautiful exotic pet.

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mindy - 2008-05-24
I actually was just looking up a spider that crawled across my front lawn yesterday, seems spidey was a female rose haired tarantula. Pretty weird for Oklahoma, but then again lately it's been the perfect temperature/humidity for them outside. It was probably just someone's pet that escaped, I feel sorry for them now, because my grandma killed it because she's way afraid of spiders, even the harmless ones. I wanted to keep it, it was so cute and when I put my hand in front of it it crawled right on and was very handleable. Too bad my grandma's freaked out by stuff like that cause I have no doubt she woulda been awesome

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Dex Etherton - 2008-05-08
I've had my rosea for about 5 weeks, I named it Lestat after the vampire in queen of the damned. My girlfriend bought me it for my birthday but I've not allowed her in the house so she stays with my gf. I go to my gf as much as I can to see Lestat. The other day I was lucky enough to watch her shed her skin and tonight I'm going round to give her her first meal since shedding.
I have never had a more interesting pet. The other day she made a lot of webs around the opening to her shelter to begin her shedding process. It was amazing to watch.
The first day I got her I handled her, she bite me but it didn't hurt as she was way too small to cause any damage and I know I'm not allergic to the venom. Lestat Loves to walk around her enclosure over and over again. We don't use any heat pads because my gf's bedroom is very warm and is over the top of the heating pipes, so the floor acts like a heater. I coudn't have asked for a better pet :D

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Anonymous - 2008-05-03
I love my Tarantula, I named it Pride. They are so Cool...

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Ryan & Tracy - 2008-02-20
We recently received our Louis as a gift from our brothers, we were very scared, but still intriged. Once to twice a week we get Louis out to play with his uncles, we are warming up to the handling of Louis after reading everyone's opinons. We weren't sure what to feed him, we started off with crickets and moved to a small feeder mouse, and believe it or not, Louis ate him! All that was left was a skelton of half the feeder. We were amazed, after our readings we will stay with the smaller foods, ex: crickets, which he loves, and we would like to try some mill or wax worms. We leave our Louis out in our garage. He has a heat rock and a heat lamp, a cave and a nice tropical tree with a thermostate. Louis's house is really warm since at times our garage has gotten to 0 degrees. We are learning daily and we are very amazed that our little Louise ate a mouse as big as him! He is our Little Monster! Thank you for your stories, we will be enjoying Louis, we have already made some movies and will be showing them soon on www.burntcraniumentertainment.com. "Louis to a theater near you!" Sincerely, Ryan&Tracy. 2-20-08

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robbie - 2008-01-31
Terry, as i call her, is a very interesting pet. I mean, at first before she settled down she would literally just sit there, never move, never do anything. But after about a week she would start moving around randomly, dug a little burrow under a log and rock I provided, and it was just awesome to watch her eat ^_^.
First time i picked her up I was kind of scared, but soon learned that even though they LOOK intimidating, they are very calm. It's also funny when she just SITS on my hand.. doesnt move at all.. and wont let go, lol. It's like she's trying to say "I love you! I never want to let go!" haha,
but shes a great pet.
She's about to molt though, anyday now. it had me worried, but it's always interesting to see the pattern of a new pet's behavior.
~Robbie.... South Carolina.

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Greenmanbacchus - 2008-01-27
Chilean Rose Tarantulas are indeed wonderful pets!
I only have 150 words to use...wanna learn something?
1. G. cala does exist, but not in the pet hobby, it is
a different tarantula than G. rosea. ( Rick West)
2.The current (2008) correct taxon for the Chilean Rose
is Grammostola rosea. The other scientific names no longer apply.
3. The correct common name for G. rosea is not Rose Hair, it is
The Chilean Rose ( Stan Shultz, co-author of 'The Tarantula Keepers Guide") Btw, this book is a must-have for all tarantula lovers!
Do a search for The American Tarantula Society Headquarters and join their message board. You'll really like it. Enjoy your tarantulas!

Greenmanbacchus

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Michael Winn - 2008-01-18
My fiancee bought my Tarantula for me for Christmas. I am so happy to have her. I named her Charlott.......gee I wonder why.....lol.
Yesterday I watched her shed her ecco skin. She looked so helpless but this has to happen for her to grow. She is one cool pet.
Mike.....Illinois

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