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Creepy Crawly Pet

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by PeterJasonMN, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. PeterJasonMN

    PeterJasonMN ****

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    Right now I've got dad's chihuahua here, my attack hamster, but I was thinking of adding one more low-maintenence pet.

    I'm thinking:

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    Anyone here ever had, or now have a tarantula?
     
  2. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Not personally, but be careful who you hand it to.

    I hear they really don't like being dropped too much.

    ***SPLAT*** :shocked: :freak: :stop:
     

  3. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    While I've never owned one myself, for some 5+ years I shared an office with a guy whose wife raised, bred and sold tarantulas for a living.

    They are absolutely amazing to watch and I find them rather fascinating. I learned a lot from Jon and his wife. At their home they had some 50+ adults including one from the local zoo that was as large as a salad plate. She ate small rodents.

    And he's right, they don't like to be dropped. They kinda "break" when you do that.
     
  4. PrincessCelica

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    My brother had one for a while. I forget the actual maintenance required. I can ask him for ya and get back to ya. If you are interested in handling it, I would recommend that you start young. If you don't handle it often enough, it won't like being held. I think my bro's brushed a fang against me when I was holding it and needless to say I never held it again. Neither did my brother and it ended up being extremely shy.
     
  5. VAshooter

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    My son-in-law had one for years. It lived in a aquarium and stayed in a little house not moving very much. It ate crickets or baby mice but not very often.
    The most common question was "Is it alive?"

    Doug in Virginia