Acquired: Pet store
Carol Stream, Illinois, United States
Posted Aug 08, 2012
When i was eleven, my father gave me a spider for my birthday. So, I've had Bluebell for nine years now. The first thing anyone notices about this spider is the beautiful blue hairs that give it a great and attractive divergent from the brown tarantulas of the Americas.This pet is relatively cheap to maintain: other than the initial cost of the terrarium, and monthly costs of food and peat moss (what i use) or other materials to fill the terrarium with. The spider likes to dig, and can sometimes be hard to find in it's enclosure. While easy to maintain, it does require specific heat and humidity requirements. They can be very aggressive towards humans, and do hold a venomous bite, (But not lethal) and it is very important to NEVER let children handle the spider, and adults should wear thick gloves or some median to move it with when cleaning. It makes for a very interesting pet, although most of the women in my life disapprove of Bluebell, my son loves her, as do most adult males and children that visit her. She is displayed away from my other pets for her own comfort. I've read that they can live up to thirty years, so it looks like I'll have this unique, albeit occasionally hot-headed, companion for some time to come.