Ok so lets be honest, G rosea, one of, if not THE most common tarantula in the hobby. Some people say there boring, just pet rocks, they barely move, sometimes go months without moving or eating. So the purpose of this thread, is I want to hear positive experiences regarding G rosea. Because personally, I think "pet rock" and "boring" is not fitting name, or reputation for G rosea. If you want a lighting fast, easily aggravated, angry temperament, hot venom, then no, the G rosea will not fit your needs. But if you want a tarantula that’s easily handled, does not get stressed easy, easily cared for, and wont just hide in a burrow all day, and will out live your dog, then G rosea is perfect. I don’t know why they have a "pet rock" reputation. My G rosea is not very active during the cold winter months, not going to lie, however, during the warmer parts of the year, she is VERY active. G rosea may not be the best looking tarantulas, but you can handle them, without worrying about them biting you, and with out worrying about them running off your hand, as they are typically very slow and wont make fast sudden movements (unless startled). So as long as you don’t breathe on it or make any sudden movements, you have nothing to worry about while handling a G rosea. What Im trying to say is, I love G rosea, I think there a great species. A female can live up to 30 YEARS!!!!! The longest recorded actually lived to 40 years. They have no humidity or heat requirements, room temperature is always fine for G rosea. Just give them any kind of substrate that’s soft ( has to be soft as they are clumsy climbers and fall often), give them a water dish that’s always full, and a retreat is recommended, but not actually required, and feed them once a week at MOST. Follow this, and you can have a furry little friend that wont bite you, or run off your hand, for 20 to 30 years of your life! If any of you have positive experiences and love G rosea, Id like to hear how many other hobbyists share my love for G rosea.