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Choose the Pet Tarantula Species That's Right For You

Photos and Care Sheets for Common Pet Tarantula Species


Over the past few decades, tarantulas have gained popularity as exotic and unusual pets. There's something cool about showing off your pet tarantula, isn’t there? But as with any pets, there are pros and cons to keeping tarantulas. Pet tarantulas are long-lived, easy to care for, and just plain big as spiders go. On the other hand, tarantulas shouldn't be handled too often, and aren't all that active.

Once you do decide you'd like to own a pet tarantula, you'll need to decide what kind to get. This photo gallery will introduce you to some of the more popular pet tarantula species, to help you decide which tarantula is right for you.

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Curlyhair Tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum) Curlyhair TarantulaBrazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) Brazilian Black TarantulaChaco Golden  Knee Tarantula (Grammostola aureostriata)Chaco Golden Knee TarantulaMexican Redknee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Mexican Redleg Tarantula (Brachypelma emilia) Mexican Redleg TarantulaCosta Rican Zebra Tarantula (Aphonopelma seemanni) Costa Rican Zebra TarantulaDesert Blond Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes) Desert Blond TarantulaChilean Rose Tarantula (Grammostola rosea) Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula
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