Posted Aug 16, 2015
A veterinarian I worked with bought me Wangster at a Reptile/Arachnid convention when he was just a baby. Right away, he was easy to handle. He'd walk from hand to hand over and over again. He showed no signs of aggression at all. He was always visible in his tank. Because he was so docile, his enclosure was easy to clean and maintain. He ate crickets and didn't require a ton of them. I loved watching his shed. He would build a thick web in the corner of his tank and stay inside of it. Over the course of a day or two, he would slowly come out of his exoskeleton and work his way down out of the webbing. He wasn't extremely active, but he didn't burrow or hide so I could always look at him. I even allowed a five-year-old child to hold him, and Wangster was gentle and showed no signs of irritation or aggravation.
When my daughter was born in 2005, I decided it wasn't safe to keep spiders in my home, so I gave him to a friend that owned multiple tarantulas.
I definitely plan on owning another one some time. The pink-toed tarantula is really such a cool pet and very low-maintenance.