- Aug 23, 2015
Do tarantulas really hate the touch of human skin that much? I hear this a lot and witnessed it today. I was filling up water dishes and one of my tarantulas started to climb up the enclosure. I tried to coax it onto my hand but as soon as it felt my flesh, it backed away. Same thing with one of my most docile species. She came up the enclosure, walked across the top, felt my hand and won't go further. No wonder why they say don't handle your tarantulas, they seem to not like it at all. I know we can't read their minds but, does anybody know why tarantulas hate the feeling of human skin?