Advertisement I thought the same way before I got my first sling. I have to admit the thought of eventually holding one was cool at first but frankly this thought doesn't last long when you get one. What you're really thrilled about is the idea of handling the spider, not the actual handling. It's the adrenaline rush from the thought of having a dangerous animal in your hand. And then you get one and you slowly realize they're not the dangerous creatures they appear, but rather they're fragile and majestic. The more you keep them the more you become infatuated with their behavior and personalities, and the less you want to actually hold them. Will you get to hold one eventually? Very likely, if you have enough Ts one is bound to escape during a rehouse at some point and perhaps even crawl up your hand or tongs. Trust me through, if that happens you'll be more worried about hurting the spider than handling. TL;DR you don't have to, you don't need to and you probably really don't want to.