Hello everyone! I am sorry for not posting. Animal crossing has a death grip on me and I love it
Now to the real reason for the blog today. I have a wonderful pet named Crowley. Yes, he’s named after another Supernatural character but give me a break, I love the show. He sassy, he’s hairy, he has a few sets of eyes…. did I mention he was a tarantula? That may be important.
To be specific he is a chilean rose hair tarantula. The rose hair is one of the most common types of tarantula available in the United States and I actually got him from a friend who saved him from being needlessly killed. Apparently his original family was tired of him and wanted to dispose of him if they could not find him a home. I’ve had him for over a year and he is doing fantastic!
He is quite content in his enclosure even spreading webs on the bottom and moving around small rocks. Their breed is known for redecorating their enclosures regularly. I misplace his water dish, he notices!
Because of his background, I don’t try to hold him. I don’t know how he was treated in the past and I would hate to get bit because I misjudged what he was okay with. I also feel pretty lucky that their natural habitat has is similar to where I live. It makes his care even easier and, geez, is it easy.
Spiders get a bad wrap. They’re called creepy and ugly and are are often killed for their appearance. I understand the fear. Some spider bite can be very harmful, but most are not! That includes tarantula bites. It actually isn’t any worse than a bee sting. And just like bees, they rarely attack in the first place.
Thank you all for listening to me ramble about my cute buddy. I hope you all enjoyed meeting him. If you have any questions about trantualas and/or their care, leave me a comment or shoot me a message! I would love to hear from you. So would Crowley