2190, South Africa
Posted Jun 01, 2016
I am the type of person who is very comfortable with spiders, but the great thing about tarantulas is that they are ideal pets even for newbies.
Tarantulas require a special kid of care, but once you get the hang of it it's really easy. They do not have to feed often (once or twice a week), and do not need constant attention or handling.
If you do choose to handle your tarantula, they are generally very docile. Mine has never bitten, or shot urticating hairs. Be careful though - they are fragile!
If you need a pet that can provide you with love and cuddles then a tarantula is not your best bet! I love mine though because they are beautiful, fascinating creatures with unique personalities.