Advertisement I am new to the tarantula caring hobby and was wondering if I could take care of a Tanzanian chestnut tarantula. I have read that they can be quite skittish and nothing has really be able to tell me if they are ok or not for starters. I am already getting a mexican fireleg and would rather have another tarantula that is not red and faster growing. If you think i can take care of one with the right precautions, do you have any tips of taking care of one. If you don't think i can take care of one, then can you suggest another tarantulas that i can take care of that are not as red or slow growing?