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A tarantula was left at my house

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by MrsTbone, Jul 16, 2017 at 9:20 PM.

  1. MrsTbone

    MrsTbone Arachnopeon

    I was referred here from the tarantula subreddit so I sincerely apologize if I break any rules as this is all brand new to me.

    My situation is that an adult family member recently moved out of our household and left behind what he said was a Rose tarantula that he had for 5 years. I live south of Seattle. I have been buying her seven large crickets about every six weeks, but I would never have acquired a tarantula on my own. I know nothing about them, I have other pets, I work full-time, I have several children and adults plus an elderly mother living with me... You get the idea.

    Some of my family members have been suggesting that I donate her to a local high school science or biology teacher, but I don't know if that would put her in danger. As surely all of you know, she's a very low maintenance pet, and I want to treat her well but just feel like she is beyond my capacity to handle in my current life situation. Would anybody on these boards who lives in the Seattle Tacoma area want a free five-year-old Rose tarantula in her own glass terrarium?

    Again I want to do the best thing for her and so if that means then I need to keep her, I will, because she does deserve to be treated with dignity. It is just that unfortunately she was left here with a bunch of people who know nothing about tarantulas and never wanted to own a tarantula. She's a nice tarantula though!

    Your advice is appreciated, and Please be aware that I already recognize my total ignorance about these wonderful animals.
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  2. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnoangel Active Member

    I live in SE Auburn and I will take her. PM coming.
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  3. MrsTbone

    MrsTbone Arachnopeon

  4. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    That's really kind of you, another mouth to feed is nothing, especially when you're already feeding a few anyway, you're a real star.
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  5. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnoangel Active Member

    NP, glad I live close and can help.

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  6. MrsTbone

    MrsTbone Arachnopeon

    Yes, so very kind! The kids are thrilled she's going with an expert and the adults have been saying how it's like sending her to a farm-- such a relief!
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  7. MrsTbone

    MrsTbone Arachnopeon

    Update: He's such a kind and knowledgeable gentleman, and we're all happy that she has gone with him to his spider paradise! THANK YOU, STEVE!
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  8. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnoangel Active Member

  9. Olan

    Olan Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Do we get a pic? Is it a G. porteri? Northern gold?
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  10. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnoangel Active Member

    took some quick pics, so not completely sure but leaning towards Grammostola sp Northern Gold.
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  11. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Arachnosupporter

    Aw. I remember when I came home from school and my doggy didn't greet me. I was sad, but then my folks told me he went to live at a farm where he could run and chase rabbits! I wish I knew which farm, it's been 25 years and I'd really like to go visit him! They were kinda vague about the location, though...
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  12. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking

    Since sadly no one is immortal and "today we are here, tomorrow who knows..." I need to take paper and pen :writer: and wrote this for my family (if something bad should happens, of course).

    "Please make a DIY very huge enclosure for the Goddess*. Thank you. Chris."

    Doing that... "a house was left to my Taranula" :)

    * 0.1 PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her)
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  13. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnodemon Active Member

    She's beautiful I'm finding it difficult to see her properly on my phone, from what I can see she's got a golden look to her, congratulations @sdsnybny you've got yourself a lovely specimen.
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