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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Bones - 2007-11-20
my rose hair taratula is awesome

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    so is mine they ara so loving,elegent and gentle.
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Gage Smith - 2007-12-27
Grammostola rosea is a gentile and soft tarantula. The first time
I held it, I was attached to it. They're a beautiful spider. I have a friend who told me about them. This is one of the best pets I have ever had.

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kitt - 2008-02-17
I just picked up my first rose hair, it's awesome. I named him nosferatu. I've been playing with him since I bought him.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    aaaawwww bless,did you know that nosferatu is hungarian 4 demon?
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John Hutchison - 2009-04-26
Hi there - I've had my rose hair for the best part of 6 years. She's bordering on 16 years old now and is full of life - gr8 when handling and for some very strange reason gets on with dog :-S - very timid and a gr8 pet.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    that's adorable.
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connor - 2009-09-02
I've hade my rose hair for about three weeks and it has been the best pet I have ever had. Her name is shananay. She is the most loveable and creepiest pet I have ever had. My favorit thing to do is to watch her hunt her pray and kill it.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    my rosea sakura pounces on her pray 2, i put 3 medium sized locusts in with her 1 by 1 and she grabbed them each time i dropped1 in ,she grabbed them fastas lightning ,so amazin .
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kyle - 2009-09-26
I received my Chilean Rose yesterday from a friend at work. I'm not sure why her boyfriend couldn't keep it, but it's mine now! I'm very excited to enjoy the company of my new friend and to watch it grow over the years. In the near future, (a year or so), I will post another comment on this page and tell stories of my time with Hesh (my rose).

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    I,LL LOOK 4WARD TO IT.
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Anonymous - 2010-10-27
Can a Chilean Rose hair Tarantula reproduce by itslef?

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  • Ricky - 2011-06-28
    No...i wish.
  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    No but sometimes they lay dud eggs, how long have you had her? If you bought her recently from a pet shop she could have been mated by the breeder, and then on to the pet shop , my girl sakura dropped an egg sack 2 weeks ago but I was told she was a sub adult , she is almost 2 now, so either they were lying or she dropped a dud egg sack, spiders like g. rosea have been known 2 do that.
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Melody - 2008-12-10
We bought my 16 year old a chilean rose hair for his birthday 2 months ago. for the last week he will not eat and hardly moves.....any idea what is wrong with "Senior Flick"? my son would be heartbroken if something happened to him...any help is appreciated

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    He is fasting in preparation to molt it sounds like 2 me. Hope this helps. from emma williams.
  • sarah - 2011-12-02
    Hello my name is Sarah. I'm sorry to hear your spider isn't doing so well but may not be as bad as you think! Before your tarantula sheads his skin he will be a little cranky and won't eat for about a week! Also make sure your temp in the cage is right if not that would put them in a bad hybnation! If you have more symptoms just send me an e-mail would love to help you out spiders are my thing lol
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Damian - 2009-01-04
I just got a chilean rose tarantula. she seems pretty docile, but I've heard that tarantulas can become aggressive through agitation, or seeing certain colors. My brother said that tarantulas become aggresive around red colors and loud noises. its been 4 weeks, she hasn't eaten any crickets or molted. I've held her a few times but not bear handed yet. she did kill a cricket though, it was nipping her feet.
I dont really know a whole lot about them yet, but if anyone has some useful advice it will be appreciated.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    I find that too my rosea females do that, she's probobly mapping out her tank so she knows where to go as they are essentially blind.
  • sarah - 2011-12-02
    Don't worry about your spider their fine! Bare handed is fine she's not going to bite you! Loud nosies yes will bother them but they would much rather run away if they do get scared they have hairs on there legs that they flick at you! They won't hurt you just annoy you! They are similer to a catus
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Gary Spencer - 2009-02-27
Despite peoples beliefs, the rose hair is quite the burrower. So for all of you with 1, I urge you to put a good few inches of substrate in and a hidey hole like cork bark and watch it dig even further down under the bark,
My rose hair has burrowed about 5 inches down to the bottom of her tank and is always trying to dig further down. Try it.

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  • emma williams - 2011-12-02
    yeah my rosea digs a little bit then stops , she burrows about half of her body , the ventrical bit and then sits happily bless her.
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