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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Bonnie - 2007-10-03
i now have 2 rose haired tarantulas, not kept together of course. I am having a hard time determiningg the sex of each and their age. I consider their age from when i purchased them. I have had one, Charlotte, for a year and recently purchased "Wednesday". The pet shop said they have had Wednesday for at least 6 months. Charlotte has molted was facinating...

Ashley A - 2007-09-30
Hi my name is Ashley. I am 13 years old, i got my rose haired tarantula yesterday and her name is claire bear. She is 4 1/2years old, so far she has been great, now she is all over her ten gallon tank. She moves more when i play country music and everyone loves her. She's gentle and shy in some ways. She's been one of the best pets we have have and cleaner than our ball python. I love this tarantula and hope to have her many years. P.S this web site helped me the most, thanx

ac - 2007-09-25
I'm so fascinated with this gentle baby. It started as a b-day gift for my son. I call her 'spikey'! She is such a joy, when it's play-time for her you'd see her wanting to be picked up like a baby in a playpen. All she wants is to walk and get a little excercise or to be held for comfort & reassurance. By the way, they do have a good memory and remembers things, too.

destiny - 2007-09-24
I have a rose hair chilean tarantula
and i love her so much. It's so funny when i hold her, my mom dose not like it but i do.
i cant wait for her to molt. im really
happy i got her as a pet. i want to lean more about tarantulas and i want to find some one that likes them as much as i do!

Laura - 2007-09-08
Charlotte is my first pet taranchula and i am finding that for a spider she has quite the personality. Once i take her onto my hands she rarely wants to go back into her home. She is amazing to watch, and i'm glad i decided to add her to my family.

jen - 2007-09-04
My Rose hair is 17 yrs old, had her for 3 years and she just had her first molt in my care. She did not flip on her back like I've read. She did seem a bit lethargic and didn't want to eat, so I had thought she might be sick...I did not expect the molt since she did't flip over. She is the most gentle creature I've ever had, very docile and slow. People are always surprised at how big she is.

Robert - 2007-08-24
My grandma is 43 years old she and has had her rose hair for 5 months.
Her name is zelda. At first I was scared to hold her, but last night I held her and she was so calm and beautiful. I am anxious to hold her again. Zelda is in premolting stage. My grandma says this is an amazing sight. I hope to see it while I am still here.

Anonymous - 2007-08-07
they are a great pet and are very cute, but they are delicate.

Andy Messner - 2007-08-03
I live in the interior of British Columbia, Canada and I believe that I am the only person in my town to own a "Rosie". Her name is Hairy Jane, and she has become a family pet now and I am very attached. Last week it completed it molted for the first time in my home. We all thought she was dead, I had picked her up and studied what I thought was a dead spider. luckily I returned her to her home in the same position I had found her. That night I was happy to see that she had only been in the middle of her molting period. It was kinda freaky, but I am happy she is alive!

Adam - 2007-07-22
I have had my current rose hair for about a year and a half and I have seen it molt now TWICE. I am sure this is a common thing but I am amazed that it could put itself through such a transformation twice. Also, my Pink Toe has also just recently molted in a verticle position (it makes a tube shaped web) inside of its web. I recommend to anyone with a rose hair to try a pink toe next. It is cool to see the differences between the opportunistic burrower variety as opposed to the all out climber. Enjoy all, I am out to get a cobalt blue now and i will post my progress.