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Anybody here do the pet tarantula thing? I got a few Q's.

DD wants one.
I think they are nasty
DH says they are probably nice once you get to know them (I know WTF right?)
So I need to know:

HOw much handling do they need?
How fragile are they? (I mean, it's $40 so I would rather not kill it)
What all do you need for one?
About how much is the initial investment? ( cage, sub-straight, ect..)

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But_Mommie

Asked by But_Mommie at 5:10 PM on Feb. 22, 2013 in Pets

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Answers (5)
  • Ugh, ick. All I know about them is that if you freak them out or piss them off, they blow their little creepy hairs at you and it's supposed to feel like fiberglass. Can't you talk him into something better, like a bearded dragon or a guinea pig?
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Good luck! You couldn't pay me! *Shudder.*
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 5:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • I would never ever EVER allow a tarantula in my house. But I can answer one of your questions...

    When we go to the zoo during their special member days, they always have snakes out for us to touch/pet. I asked once why they never have tarantulas and was told that if you drop a tarantula, it would die. Then they went on about how they only have the "hardy" animals out for members to touch/pet. So I guess they are very fragile...?
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 5:22 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • We saw them at our local nature center. They explained that the bad thing is that if the the hairs get in your eye it can be very dangerous.
    Read this too:
    http://arachnophiliac.info/burrow/uticating_hair_reactions.htm
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • i would never, a friend has one, she cant even handle it, dont no why she had it
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 3:34 PM on Feb. 26, 2013

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