- Oct 2, 2004
I have many time thinking of the term 'Tarantulas in captivety' I think it has a negative sound to it. For me the word captivety represent 'holding a animal against there will in a confined space' or a person in jail. I often say 'Tarantulas in terrarium' captivety is for me a term that should be used to describe wild animals that naturally lives and roams in large areas in the wild and put in cages. Animals that are tormented by being held in cages like tigers, bears and other wild animals taken from their natural habitats. Maybe captivety could be used for wildcaught tarantulas? But many tarantulas are breed in "captivety", and due to tarantulas lifestyles, i dont think wildcaught tarantulas are tormented in terrariums nearly as much as if you put a tiger in a cage? And another thing i wonder about, are we calling fishes in aquarium 'fishes in captivety'? Maybe we do? But as far as tarantulas go, i like to use the expression 'Tarantulas in terrarium' not 'Tarantulas in captivety'