The OP doesn't really have a choice. Australians are only allowed to keep native Ts by law.i wont recommend keeping austrailian ts as your first t.
Huh?? An Australian pet shop selling G.roseas? Did I read that right? If that is the case, then that is highly illegal.Some pet shops carry a few other commons such as g.rosea like the shops out in joondalup
Well, I can really only speak for the two Aussies that I have in my collection - - but they may be my favorites anyway. Phlogius sp. "pq113" - I've heard they're not terribly common even in Australia. They burrowed like crazy when they were smaller, but now at 2.5" - 3" - they are out all the time, and just as active as any of my Ts. Gorgeous blue/grey/brown mix of colors, and certainly no more defensive than I would expect from any Aussie T.Sorry, I should have mentioned I'm from Adelaide, South Australia.
I'm wanting to keep a good old Aussie native, as Ive only keep natives in the past (Native Predatory Fish) and want to continue this through to spiders as well.
I'm NOT ever planning on handling the T, he will be admired from behind the safety of the glass and its venom and temperament will receive a lot respected and caution since I don't want to be its pin cushion.
I'm just after one that's active (explores, etc), and even though they are old world and aggressive, one that isn't so volatile if that exists in Aussie T's? And generally easy to care for?