Can I keep a Goliath Birdeater as a pet?

Can I keep a Goliath Birdeater as a pet?

Can I keep a Goliath Birdeater as a pet?

A Goliath Birdeater can make a good pet to the right person, but it is not recommended for beginners. Because this spider’s maximum size is so large, it requires a much bigger habitat than other tarantula species, and also have larger fangs. If considering this species as a pet please do your research first!

How big do goliath bird eaters get?

The Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) belongs to the Tarantula family and, weighing in at up to six ounces, is the most massive spider in the world. It can grow to be up to 11 inches in diameter, has a fist-sized body, and is second in leg length only to the spindly Great Huntsman. Females can live up to 20 years.

How do you take care of a Goliath bird eating spider?

The substrate should be damp, but not soaking wet. Even though the humidity inside the enclosure should be higher, ventilation is absolutely necessary to keep the air from becoming stagnant. A temperature between 75 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit is fine for this species, and minor fluctuations will not harm your tarantula.

How fast do goliath bird eaters grow?

They take around two to three years to reach maturity.

What does a Goliath spider look like?

Description: The hairy body of the Goliath bird- eating spider is dark and light brown in color. The variation of color in this tarantula gives it the somewhat golden shade, thus the name species name blondi. They have two body parts which is the head and neck combined (cephalothorax) and the abdomen.

Do giant tarantulas keep frogs as pets?

Insets will eat the burrowing tarantulas’ eggs – so the spiders protect the frogs from predators and in return the frogs eat the insects.

Do tarantulas like to be pet?

Generally, tarantulas respond to daily handling. They crawl freely when placed on an arm or shoulder, but they definitely are not a pet that an owner can cuddle. Tarantulas are very timid and bite only when provoked.

How big can a tarantula get?

4.5 to 11 inches
Tarantulas’ size and coloring can vary wildly depending on location and species. From front right leg to rear left leg, tarantulas range from 4.5 to 11 inches (11.4 to 28 centimeters) in length. They weigh from 1 to 3 ounces (28.3 to 85 grams) and have strong jaws and fangs.