Tarantulas are truly amazing. They are all beautiful no matter what, their webs are extremely complex, they molt in such a strange way. It seems that we almost have all we know to generally keep a T, but know barely anything about a T. And yet, they are kept as domesticated pets. What makes them so addictive, though? NEVER would I keep even 20 dogs. Although tarantulas take up much less room, they are still given so much attention and are, for the most part, pet rocks or pet holes. And tons of money is spent on cages and the tarantulas themselves. Some have horrible bites, but it seems like those are the most beautiful. Personally, I think a bond has formed between me and my Pulchra. I get him/her. Very calm and curious, will look through every nook and cranny in an enclosure but will eventually settle on the wall. Will move slowly if nudged, but becomes skittish after a meal. It's not like these animals are freaks of nature- they're not Venus Flytraps. They are furry little arachnids that even people with arachnophobia will go "Aaaawwwww" to. Although I love all my pets equally, the tarantulas always leave me wondering and curious.