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How to teach your pet spider tricks

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Johnnyster, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Johnnyster

    Johnnyster Arachnosquire Old Timer

    ***Hey ! I dont write this stuff OK? I just copy and paste it......

    How to Teach a Pet Spider Tricks
    By eHow Pets Editor

    Rate: (4 Ratings)

    Spiders can be good starter pets for children and adults alike. They are easy to maintain, inexpensive to keep and don't require much attention. With the proper motivation, you might be able to teach your spider a trick or two. Read on to learn more.

    Things You’ll Need:
    · Live insects
    · Spider movies and videos

    Make sure your pet spider knows that you love it unconditionally. Even if it fails at learning the tricks, let it know you still care. A spider with low self-esteem could be headed for months of therapy.

    Watch videos and movies of talented spiders together. "Charlotte's Web" or "Spider-Man" are classics. The Discovery Channel website is another good choice.

    Capture live insects as positive rewards. When your pet spider does a trick properly, give it a bug. Your pet will soon realize that impressing you with tricks gets him a tasty treat.

    Set reasonable goals for your pet spider. Don't teach your pet too many tricks too fast. Performance failure could cause severe depression in spiders. Depression is characterized by fatigue, loss of appetite and a loss of web-spinning ability.

    Add one or two more spiders to the cage. Some shy spiders perform better in groups. Of course, some spiders may eat their partners but you'll find out if you have a shy spider or a hungry spider within the first day or two.

    Teach tricks that the spider can accomplish easily. Not all spiders are shaped the same and some cannot perform certain tricks. For instance, you should not try teaching a daddy-long-legs to roll over. A better trick for this spider might be to shake hands (or legs).
  2. iam going to get spiderman now....:D
  3. Brianhogs

    Brianhogs Arachnosquire



    Ahaha this definitely made my day
  4. Warren Bautista

    Warren Bautista Arachnoprince Old Timer

    :confused: what?:confused:

    {D JK thanks for the laugh{D
  5. :clap: That's hilarious.
  6. Thats just great Im starting my Latrodecus training right away{D
  7. Apophis

    Apophis Arachnobaron Old Timer

    you know that actually works! :eek:
    I have an OBT that can stand on just four legs, and she's begging for hugs all the time! :rolleyes:
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