deanie-has-a-weanie asked: So, I'm looking at the possibility of getting a pet spider, but before I do that I want to find out what it might cost to have one as a pet, as well as any special considerations I should take.
Well most tarantulas are 20 to 40 dollars but some go for 70 to 100, tanks go anywhere from 10 to 60 dollars, food usually about 5 to 10 dollars for a box of 25 cockroaches and they last a long time because tarantulas only eat once a week, some sites sell kits for terrariums for 50 and that comes with substrate and wood for the tarantula to sit on. deciding on what kind to get depends on a few factors:
1. are you ok with not being able to handle it? some species are either aggressive or fragile and handling is not advised for it’s safty
2. how humid are you willing to keep the tank? some species, typically arboreal, need a lot of humidity to be happy and healthy! there are lots of others that get plenty of moisture just from having a water dish in their tank.
3. are you getting a spiderling or a juvenile or an adult? this will influence what size tank to get as well as food, I like having a spiderling because you can watch it grow up, and having an adult because you can see them out more (they don’t hide as much, well, most of them anyway)
having a tarantula is great because they all have their own personality and a pretty easy to keep happy and to enjoy observing them cause they super fuzzy!
hope that helps :)
Here’s my OBT (top) and Cobalt Blue Haplopelma Lividium (bottom)
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Anonymous asked: I'm using your blog to train myself to not fear spiders thank you
you’re welcome :)