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New addition to the family

Akira
January 19th, 2009, 02:28 PM
:eek:

This baby, may not give you warm feelings and make you want to cuddle it.

You have been warned. :p

Her name is Rosy, She is a Chilean Rosehair Tarantula

1. Poseing on the cave.
2. Checking out the thermometer
3. Action shot.

BenMax
January 19th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Oh my what a beautiful specimen.......:p. I don't know why - but I love hairy little creatures (men excluded):yuck:

Akira
January 19th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Better pictures of her markings.

Akira
January 19th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Yay, I'm glad you like her. Some people think shes creepy. Shes only 7 months old and is going to be a big one.

AmericanBullMom
January 19th, 2009, 03:13 PM
:eek:

Lol. She's pretty! In the tank. As far as cuddling her... I think...Not. Lol I stick to puppies and kitties... and the occasional snake... :D

Melinda
January 19th, 2009, 03:14 PM
she is a nice one, her markings are great, she is the same kind our family has, how old is she?? My daycare just love when she comes for visits!! especially when she "walks" out of her skin *L* ours is 7 yrs old

Akira
January 19th, 2009, 03:34 PM
She is 7 months old.

Dog Dancer
January 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Well yes she is lovely. I'm happy for you, but not for me thanks. Seriously, I think it's great, but obviously not for everyone. We had an iguana years ago, that was about as exotic as I get. I like Melinda, oh yeah, she's just like ours.... Bet you weren't expecting that were you Akira!

hazelrunpack
January 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM
She is very pretty. I love her stripes.

How big will she get?

Akira
January 19th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Actually I'm not surprised at all that someone on here has one or knows someone with this particular Tarantula. They are considered to be the most doscile Tarantula. My boyfriend had one that passed away about 5years ago, and used to let him crawl on his face, arms, etc.

**Melinda** how big is the spider at 7 years old? Do they feed with mice?

We had purchased a metallic pink toe tarantula (very cute) few months back and she had alot of trouble shedding her skin. Usually it doesnt take too long to shed, but she was at it for almost a week and died as a result of it.

So we decided to pick another up from a more reliable source

There very interesting specimens and its quite the hobby. You guys should check out the bird eating tarantulas that thousands of people across the world house as pets :D. 12" legspan

heres a couple pictures of "Ava" short for Avicularia Metallica, common name "metallic pink toe"

Winston
January 19th, 2009, 07:25 PM
OMG I am so glad she is in your home and not mine!! Does she crawl on you? :shrug:

onster
January 19th, 2009, 07:53 PM
oh wow, I do have to say she is gorgeous!

So, what do yo feed her? Also...im assuming shes actually harmless to humans no? I would touch her then :D What does she feel like?

JennieV
January 19th, 2009, 08:01 PM
NIIIIIIICE!! I would probably be a little freaked seeing her crawl on someone's face, but hey...I got hermit crabs and my mom always thought they were creepy..LOL:shrug:

Nice pics!
:thumbs up

angeldogs
January 19th, 2009, 10:49 PM
She's a pretty little thing isn't she.

Diamondsmum
January 19th, 2009, 11:57 PM
ohhhhhhh We had one as well The pink Toe

my DS's his name was "Fluffy" LOL

But due to him moving to a 60 gallon tank he couldnt get his food (live crickets)

So unfortunatly he passed 2yrs ago But we had him for 5.

Walked all over us & even made friends with the cats.:D

It used to drive me nuts the crickets chirping all winter long.

The first time he molted I freaked I thought there was 2 Spiders in cage.

We still have the tank & everything for it. my DS wants another one.

Akira
January 22nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
what do yo feed her? Also...im assuming shes actually harmless to humans no? I would touch her then :D What does she feel like?


I'm guessing she feels soft, I havent touched her yet. But when she walks on you, she drops little hairs that makes your skin itchy. Right now we feed her live crickets, shes not very interested in them though, shes still trying to figure out schedules like when its dark and when its light, when its warm and when its cold, what season it is. These little creatures are very smart. She is actualy harmful, but 1 out of 1000 rosehairs bite, their one of the most docile. But if you do get bit, it swells up really bad and your in pain for a day or 2, nothing serious.

Your brave diamondsmum, we were a little uneasy about handling the pink toe cause they can jump. Their great climbers though. Thats so cool that your cats liked the spider.

We're not letting the spider crawl on us yet, we want her to get used to her home before we start handling her.

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 02:39 PM
Great pics and gorgeous to look at as long as they are in their tank. :cool:

I would totally freak if one of them crawled on me though. :eek: :o

Akira
January 22nd, 2009, 03:26 PM
I might freak too lol. I used to be REALLY scared of spiders, I still hate daddy long legs. But having a tarantula and getting to see how neat they really are helps with getting over my fear. Still don't know if i'll ever touch it though. :o

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 03:45 PM
OMG.....I just get the willies thinking about it. :eek:

chico2
January 22nd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Akira,I used to be terrified of spiders as a kid,but now I actually like them,yours is beautiful,I could probably adjust to having her crawl up my arm,I think:laughing:
Feeding her live things though,I would not like,I kind of like crickets too:sad:

ancientgirl
January 22nd, 2009, 09:43 PM
She's quite lovely. I love her hairy little legs.:laughing: Her digs are pretty snazzy too! Very nice.

Do you have something you can put her next to so we can get an idea of how big she is?

angeldogs
January 22nd, 2009, 10:09 PM
I might freak too lol. I used to be REALLY scared of spiders, I still hate daddy long legs. But having a tarantula and getting to see how neat they really are helps with getting over my fear. Still don't know if i'll ever touch it though. :o

I know someone with one and have been told if you show fear well letting them walk on you raises the chance of getting bitten.

chico2
January 23rd, 2009, 08:23 AM
One morning a looong time ago,I found a huge web in between 2 bushes outside,dewdrops making it look beautiful.
In the center was a beautiful spider,my boys put up a sign"Do not disturb Charlotte":laughing:from that day on,I do not fear spiders:thumbs up

Melinda
January 23rd, 2009, 08:45 AM
she's about the size of an average womans palm, and nope, she doesn't feed on mice, super worms (home raised)

ancientgirl
January 23rd, 2009, 08:55 AM
That's a good size. The perfect compact pet.:D

Akira
January 23rd, 2009, 12:47 PM
I got some pictures :D

1. Didn't even move when I put the cd in.
2. Now shes comming for me. :eek:
3. :cloud9:

Akira
January 23rd, 2009, 12:57 PM
Chico - I don't really like feeding her crickets either. Once, we didn't have any lettuce so I gave them some potato chips. Hearing the little crunch noises when they were eating the chips was so cute. :p But, Rosy's gotta eat. :sad: Thats a sweet story, that would probably make me not fear them too. The first time I strated to not be scared of them, me and my boyfriend were cleaning out the storage space under the stairs and a HUGE (biggest house spider I have EVER seen) Brown recluse spider came out, we put him in a mason jar and fed him bugs we could find outside lol. Right after we cought the thing, I check my email and I have a forward about the most vemous spider in canada... the Brown recluse lol. We decided to flush it.


Angeldogs - Thats true what you heard. They can feel the elevation of your heart rate. It will rarely make them bite, but it will make them aware and uncomfortable, and probably drop itchy hairs.

ancientgirl
January 23rd, 2009, 12:58 PM
She looks soft.:cloud9:

chico2
January 23rd, 2009, 04:46 PM
Akira,a stupid question,I know:loser:but how do you know if she is happy:confused:
Does she need water,or a spidey friend??
I suppose they are solitary creatures:confused:

angeldogs
January 23rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
What size of terrarium do you have her in.?

Thats she does have to eat,I have to feed crickets plus add some meal worms for something different.

Akira
January 29th, 2009, 01:20 PM
If shes really active and eating pretty well thats a good sign that shes happy. They are very solitary, another spider just means more work for food to them.

Angeldogs- We have her in about, a 25" tall, and 20" wide. Somthing like that lol, we just wanted a tall tank for climbing cause our pink toe was a climbing spider.

Diamondsmum
January 29th, 2009, 02:23 PM
awww I cant wait till she molts .. definatly get a pic of that :)

angeldogs
January 29th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Not a bad size.I have a 20 gallon tall for 2 firebelly toads and 2 green anoles.which is a whole lot of space for them,so i wasn't sure what kind of space she needed.