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ShaggE
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I've somewhat recently taken a major interest in tarantulas, and I'm planning on buying one soon.

Anyhoo, out of curiosity, any owners here? If so, what kind(s)?


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

It's funny that I cam across this thread...I was just thinking about whether or not to get a pet, and if so, what sort of pet. A tarantula was one of the ideas I had ^^

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ShaggE
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Haha, a sign? tounge2

You might like www.tarantulas.us then. They have a great forum with TONS of information and a community just as friendly as the one here.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Thats kool, i hear tarantulas are, against a common misconception goes. Very Friendly.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

But they're still extremely scary.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Meh,my sister has a tarantula.They look cool but there really boring.You cant teach it tricks,teach it its name,or pat in on its back,or anything.Its like having a turtle,they just dont do anything.

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ShaggE
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Depends on the tarantula. If she has a G. Rosea, then yeah, it's not going to do much (unless you provoke it tounge2).

EDIT: Also, you could pat it's back, if you don't mind horrendous itching. grin


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Sevenfold wrote:
Thats kool, i hear tarantulas are, against a common misconception goes. Very Friendly.


Unless you get one of those aggresive Mexican ones. They like to bite.


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ShaggE
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Or the P. Murinus. Breeders don't call 'em OBTs (Orange Bitey Things) for nothin' . tounge2

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Despite my atrocious entomophobia, tarantulas don't scare me.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

i kinda realized i am slightly afraid of spiders that are not pets or in exhibits or something

i just worry that when i am not looking they are going to bit me X_X

so i kept my eye on a particular one i saw when i was in the shower...

maybe it's not fear but distrust tounge2

then i thought: but if he bites me i might get super powers....


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Perhaps, but being spiderman doesn't worth the pain in the biting. (Small pain that is!)

I think that they are great as pets, unless you are an archanophobe ofcourse...


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ShaggE
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

They're probably a great pet for an arachnophobe. Once they gets past the initial shock of it, and see that it's not even aware of the owner's existence (although it may learn to associate your vibrations with food and water), then they will likely realize how fascinating (and on a very primitive level, intelligent) tarantulas can be.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I got a kick out of this picture I found while doing a brief search for tarantula images. I wonder how many kids would like to have this stuffed animal in their collection.

I really can't say that I could ever imagine having one for a pet. I don't care for spiders at all. I never kill them, but take them outside when I find them in the house. Still, the big, fast ones freak me out, and tarantulas are like a nightmare. I wish I could empathize for a second with those people who like them and keep them as pets (it'd be an educational experience), but that'll never happen. I'll stick with my love for dogs. smile


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

ShaggE wrote:
it's not even aware of the owner's existence (although it may learn to associate your vibrations with food and water)

Are they THAT brain dead?


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