Posted Jul 11, 2013
I lived in Costa Rica for a long time and a friend of mine brought me one of these spiders one day and I kept it inside a huge fish tank with plenty of dirt for it to make holes in it and also got some pieces of wood to create a nice cave like structure. This spider was very temperamental because sometimes I could touch it but others it would act very jumpy when I would reach to touch it. This is definitely not a pet to own if you want to cuddle with it lol.
You should also know that feeding the animal with live insects is important, or at least freshly killed crickets and grasshoppers. The thing is that this is the kind of food these animals should be fed with, so be prepared for that. If you want to display the spider, you should avoid using too much dirt in their enclosure because they will go deep in there and hardly show up just to get the food. Very cool exotic animal to own but not much of a companion. You really can’t teach tricks to a spider. They are really there for display purposes mostly.