Acquired: Pet store
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted Dec 24, 2011
I gave Pickles an adult only rating simply because she's a larger tarantula with a VERY painful bite, and she tends to be very protective of her "space". She's very easy to handle once I get her out of the cage....it's getting her out that presents the occasional challenge. She does not take well to being urged along with a brush and she usually turns to challenge it when I use one. Now. I simply nudge her with my hand, and if she's calm, I'll have her in my hand in a nano second. She LOVES to walk over my hands when she's out and she always leaves a silk trailer. The kids at school love that. I love it =) She's also the only T I have that poops in my hand...hmmmm.... she is also (other than my king baboon) the only T that continually rearranges her cage by moving rocks around and building small hills with the substrata (usually burying her water dish). She's my favorite to hold and she's easy to care for.