How to clean a tarantula enclosure?

Like with every pet, tarantulas need a clean environment too. Although tarantulas are tidy creatures and cleaning is not so frequently needed as for many other pets, there is still a need to clean the enclosure once in a while. However, these spiders don’t like that you poke around in their cage, and can defend…

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Is a tarantula a spider? A complete answer (and more to know!)

Tarantulas are large, hairy, eight-legged creatures — often called giant spiders. Some people love them and can’t get enough of tarantula species as pets. Others will not use the words “love” and “fun” when talking about tarantulas. They think tarantulas are just creepy crawly big spiders. Although many people call them spiders, is a tarantula…

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Do tarantulas make a web? You’ll be surprised!

Tarantulas belong to a special group of spiders called Mygalomorphae. Although they are not considered true spiders, they still have the ability to produce silk. The silk is produced, like with every spider, in special organs called spinnerets. We all know that spiders use that silk to make a web and catch prey. But do…

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Can a tarantula climb a glass wall?

Tarantulas are heavy-weighted spiders that are generally rather good climbers. There are even tarantulas that live in trees — also known as arboreal tarantulas. But when you keep tarantulas in a glass terrarium, should you be careful that they don’t climb out? Can tarantulas climb a glass wall of their enclosure?

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Do tarantulas poop? And more on spider faeces!

Although you actually know the (basic) answer, you can’t help to search for the whole answer. Tarantulas: do these giant spiders poop? I, at least, have questioned the same. Not only out of pure curiosity but also what to look out for when cleaning the tarantulas’ enclosure. Because to know if your tarantula is healthy,…

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Can tarantulas die while moulting?

Tarantulas moult several times in their life as a need to grow. With their hard exoskeleton, tarantulas can’t grow between moults. The hard exoskeleton protects the animal from injuries and can be compared with our skeleton; only tarantulas have them on the outer side of their bodies. You can imagine that changing their exoskeleton is…

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