Advertisement So I've always been interested in tarantulas and I have been researching them and watching videos learning more about how to care for them. I recently graduated and for my present my mom bought me an enclosure and said she would pay for everything I need and a tarantula. After three trips to the pet store and many weeks, I got everything and I got the tarantula yesterday. While transferring her to her new enclosure, she started escaping and I slightly freaked out, but she got in there safely. All day yesterday, I was fascinated with watching her. Today I decided to try to feed her and I lost track of her while the enclosure was open and I freaked out. I closed the enclosure and put the crickets back in to their cricket keeper. After a few seconds, she reappeared in her enclosure. I had my mom and my sister help me to get the crickets into the enclosure and once the enclosure was closed, I enjoyed watching her catch and eat the crickets. I really think she's cool and I feel like with some help, I can get over this. I have never had a fear of spiders, but the thought of her getting out really freaks me out. Any advice?