Advertisement So I have had my smithy for ablut a year and a half. I handled her often when i forst got her but i became pregnant and my doctor advised me noto to handle her util the baby was born in case of a severe allergic reaction. I am wondering if months of not being handled is what is causing her current behavior. I have watched video after video of people enjoying handling their spiders but my spider freaking hates people. Last night i was sitting in a quiet dim rook alone with her bowl open. I very gently touched her back leg with my paint brush and in half a second she flew like a bat out of hell onto the crotch of my jeans. She was furious and basically teleported. Thank goodness she didn’t get hurt. It took some creativity to get her back in her enclosure. This is the second time she has done this. She has attacked maintenance tools once or twoce but not often. So at the risk of sounding stupid my question is this... do i just leave her alone from now on and assume she cant be handled or should i try a few more times and see if she can get used to it? While i am dissapointed i cant handle her her safety is my first concern. What do yall think?