Agreeing with this. When many places put rules for small pets into play, I don't think they figured tarantulas would be on that list.Heres my advice:
Take you're tarantulas and don't tell anyone. They don't make noise, they don't stink and you can have them in small enclosures.
Live life on the edge and break the rules hahaha.
Don't do what this guy just told you.I think it would be fine if you brought them with you, you just have to make sure your roommate is okay with it. My friend wasn't able to keep them with him since his roommate was petrified of spiders. He switched dorms though the next semester and his new roommate doesn't mind. Also, he has no problems hiding the tarantulas in his dorm.
well then I may need to get rid of the obt. I have had very few get out of their cage for more than a few seconds and 0 escapes. The obt has caused me twenty minutes of trying to get it to move from behind my shelf. Then when I finally did it climbed the wall and nearly ran into a vent.I forgot to mention, don't have any escapes haha, the last thing you want is your roommate waking up to a T.blondi on his/her face. You can consider your cover basically blown hahaha.
They are your roommate, how would they not find out at some point? I would think the crickets you keep buying would be a hint to the person.Don't do what this guy just told you.
Telling your roommate. You just met this person, and he/she could tell someone else who might possibly rat you out to be a prick, or possibly rat you out themself. Keep the fact that you have pets to yourself and yourself only. The more people that know, the better chance you have of getting in trouble.
Remember kids, first rule in breaking the law err I mean rules.. is: DONT TELL ANYBODY
Yeah, so you can either sell your OBT, or take extra precautions from now on. The bag method works good for that kind of thing when transferring.well then I may need to get rid of the obt. I have had very few get out of their cage for more than a few seconds and 0 escapes. The obt has caused me twenty minutes of trying to get it to move from behind my shelf. Then when I finally did it climbed the wall and nearly ran into a vent.
They are your roommate, how would they not find out at some point? I would think the crickets you keep buying would be a hint to the person.
It's not that big of a deal to ask your roommate if he is okay with you keeping Ts in the dorm or not.Nobody needs to know that hes buying crickets.. and its pretty easy to hide things when you need to. Can I make a guess and say you haven't broken any laws err.. I mean rules before? lol
Ok, so what if you're roommate says "OMG NO!!! I have severe arachnophobia!!". What then? Of course you do it anyway and don't tell him/her.. but wouldn't of it been better to keep it to yourself in the beginning?It's not that big of a deal to ask your roommate if he is okay with you keeping Ts in the dorm or not.
But what if they are cool with it. Why go through the trouble of hiding it? For me personally, I'd just ask. Either way works I guess.Ok, so what if you're roommate says "OMG NO!!! I have severe arachnophobia!!". What then? Of course you do it anyway and don't tell him/her.. but wouldn't of it been better to keep it to yourself in the beginning?
That seems just a bit paranoid. Last year my RA found out about my bearded dragon (because I was being stupid and careless and had a picture of him on my Facebook, and she randomly friended me and saw the picture), but I wasn't punished in the way that you described. All that she did was tell me to send him back home, and that's all. And she was one of the most extreme RAs too - most of the RAs at my college are incredibly lenient and won't peek in the rooms or Facebook-creep, because they simply don't want to have to deal with little things like that. I know someone who kept their gecko in a 10-gallon tank out in the open right next to their door, and their RA visited one day and looked right at the tank and didn't say anything. People break the rules all the time, whether it be non-aquatic pets, candles, prohibited appliances like toasters, etc. I think the RAs care more about monitoring irresponsible partying and underage drinking and whatnot, because those are more of a threat to our health and well-being.Short answer: Don't.
Now here's the reasons. Most colleges have very strict pet rules. Basically you may be allowed to keep a fish and that's it unless you have a guide dog. If you are found in violation of this it can result in serious consequences including immediate expulsion from the dorms so unless you have immediate family in the vicinity or some really nice friends who wouldn't mind another roommate being sprung on them for the foreseeable future you would be SOL. Granted, that's an extreme case but when you combine people's phobias and general misunderstanding of tarantulas it's not out of the realm of possibilities.
It also doesn't matter if you don't tell anybody that you don't have it. If a fire alarm goes off (trust me - it will happen because some people don't know how to microwave popcorn or some other idiot reason) every room must be searched to make sure that everybody got out and they'll find it. You also have to remember that people are vindictive creatures. You'll get a significant other, you'll tell them about it, break up, and (you guessed it) bye bye tarantulas.