- Jul 27, 2016
I mentioned the age part here on your thread only for a reason: because (IMO, and for my views about life issues, views that aren't exactly anymore, in general, the same of this modern world one) at 18 years someone is (supposed) "old" and "wise" enough for decide how and where to spend his/her money.
Therefore considering even the idea to bring home a fast as light, potent venom spider.
It has nothing to do with a "age" alone issue (meaning, what's written in the ID card of someone) of course, because only experience matters. Therefore, if someone lacked a 'certain' experience 20/30 or 60 makes no particular difference when performing/dealing with something "new".
The sense of my comment was this: I have reasons to believe that you have, more or less, a somewhat idea of how fast they are, and that they have a potent venom. I'm certain that you are aware to lack the supposed/proper experience needed. I have no doubts that you considered everything, including the other pets/people living with you (if any).
So, after considering everything stated above, what remains is your choice and your choice only.
The main reason this scenario crossed my mind is because one of my friends recently decided to get his first T.. A full grown, female P. Metallica. He chose only on colors and did little to no research. Fast forward a few days into having it and he gets bit after trying to handle it. He refused to keep her and insisted I took her. With some advice from @cold blood, I was able to get in contact with a local and much more experienced keeper to take the Metallica. I was briefly considering keeping her for myself, but I really would not be able to handle anything like that for a long time.