- Oct 19, 2020
I’m new to the hobby and was wondering what are some of the most fun and interesting/active tarantulas to keep?
Ooh cool! Thanks for the info, I’ll check those out. Is the last one native to Southwest US? I have a Nicaragua Curly hair sling and a Cupiennes Salei sling coming in the mail next week. I didn’t want to get ahead of myself but I have experience raising other bugs so I’m not afraid of a challenge either! My idea of a fun pet is one that is more challenging to care for or does quirky things, like my vinegaroon will carry substrate over to put on top of a patch of moss in her tank which I find really cute haha. But my ex had a rose hair tarantula that I never even saw move, so I’m not as interested in tarantulas that are so sedentary.Hmmmm I am a big fan of Brachypelma's even though they got the reputation of being pet rocks but they got beautiful colors. My AF B. hamorii doesn't entirely like the pet rock reputation since she tends to move often in the afternoon. I am also really enjoying the Aphonopelma's and just got a small female A. steindachneri which fascinates me even though she does not have the colors of the others that I keep. Probably because she is native and I am digging into the history and what is known of them.
Which ones have you looked at so far and what interest you?
This is the correct answer!!!For me, its easy....G. pulchripes and T. albopilosus.
4 big reasons i like them over all other beginner species.
1. while neither grow fast, they both grow much faster than most other beginners. This means you learn more faster and get to see them molt a little more often and...
2. Both have top notch appetites.
3. Both tend to be more active, carrying sub around, digging holes and sometimes making burrow systems...but hunger sees them out in the open a lot (like most beginner species).
4. Lastly is cost and availability. Both are important because a first shouldnt be an expensive investment...its your first try afterall.
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