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Can a tarantula get used to being handled?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by UralOwl, May 15, 2012.

  1. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    He doesn't 'love' being held. He's hanging on so he doesn't fall off, with some moving like a human does, it puts more stress on them if anything. A tree, pole, etc. would be much much better seeing as it's static and non-moving.
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  2. Taylorthepinktoe

    Taylorthepinktoe Arachnopeon

    True but he also just chills on my sleeve for the longest time & when I try and put him back he doesn't want to get off
  3. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    That's what tarantulas do though, you're describing normal behavior for them. Think about it, if someone was trying to force you off something, you'd try to resist right? That's the same reason why he doesn't want to get off.
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  4. Lander9021

    Lander9021 Arachnosquire

    In a word.....No.
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  5. Poec54

    Poec54 Arachnoemperor Active Member


    They're not your friend. They're a simple-minded invertebrate that runs on instinct. Your dog and cat are your friend.
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