In this article, we are going to review the top 13 best looking tarantula breeds kept as pets.
If you are considering a pet spider, tarantulas should be high on your list.
There are more than 800 tarantula species, though some make better pets than others.
The best beginner Tarantulas are ground dwellers or burrowers.
They tend to have docile personalities and are slow movers.
With proper care many of these animals can live around 10 years or more in captivity.
Here are 1310 tarantula species that can make fascinating pets.
Tarantulas can bite and their bites are venomous.
But for most species that toxicity is similar to that of a bee sting.
However, like a bee sting, some people might experience serious allergic reactions to a Tarantula bite.
Many varieties of Tarantula have been identified for their beauty.
These spiders have been kept as pets.
It is said that the more one holds a Tarantula, the more comfortable it becomes with humans.
Annual competitions to judge the prettiest tarantula are held.
Below we discuss the best looking Tarantula breeds that can leave you awestruck.
13. Houduran Curly Hair Tarantula
Also referred to as the curly hair or wooly tarantula,this spider is very hardy, slow-moving and fast-growing.
It is a ground-dwelling spider and only needs a small enclosure, such as a 5 to 10 gallon aquarium.
The female can live around 10 years while the males live around 4 years.
Physical characteristics: Round body, short dark bristles, long golden bristles.
12. Mexican Red leg Tarantula
Female Mexican redlegs can live up to 30 years, while the males live around 5 years.
These ground-dwelling spiders are typically docile but are easily startled.
The recommended temperature range for this species is 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 29 degrees Celsius)
With 65 to 70 percent humidity.
Physical characteristics: Dark body, pink, red or orange on second joint of legs, light upper shell with Black triangle at front.
11. Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula
The Mexican Red-Knee is often the first pet for spider enthusiasts.
The females can live around 20 to 30 years, while the males only live for about 10 years.
A 5 to 10 gallon tank is suitable for these tarantulas And as they are quite docile, they typically are easy to handle.
Physical characteristics: Red-orange Knees, black body with brown hairs.
10. Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula
Like Many tarantulas, the pink zebra beauty hails from South America and tu has a calm personality.
This hardy beginner spider is often confused with a slightly larger species known as the chaco golden Knee.
The females can live up to 25 years, while the males live around 10 years.
Physical characteristics: primarily dark brown, yellow striped markings.
9. Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula
Costa Rican zebras are calm, ground-dwellig Tarantulas that can move very fast.
They are not ideal for those who wish to handle their pet spiders.
The females can live up to 20 years with the males at around 5 years.
A warm, humid , 5 to 10 gallon tank works for this spider.
Physical characteristics: Black body, deep red hairs, white stripes on legs, orange Spinnerets.
8 . Chilean Rose Tarantula
Also known as the Chilean fire tarantula, this spider is popular for beginner arachnid enthusiasts.
The Females can live up to 20 years, while the males only live around 5 years.
A typical burrowing spider, the Chilean rose requires a warm, humid environment and is known to be quite calm.
Physical characteristics: primarily black to brown, rose colored hair on upper body.
7. Mexican Red Rump Tarantula
Mexican red rump tarantulas are generally docile and slow moving.
The females live around 15 years with the males at 5 to 6 years.
In the Wild, these spiders tend to live near other Mexican red Rumps.
If you are interested in having multiple tarantulas, this might be a good option.
Physical characteristics: primarily jet black, dark red hairs on abdomen.
6. Antilles Pink Toe Tarantula
This species is also known as the Martinique Red Tree Tarantula.
It is popular as a spider pet because of its gentle nature and unique colors and appearance.
It is native to Martinique in the Caribbean Sea.
Young tarantulas are of a metallic steel blue black color.
As they grow into adults, they develop a metallic green carapace and the abdomen is covered with red hairs.
The long furry legs become covered in reds, pinks and brown hair.
Physical characteristics: primarily black, pink orange Coloring at ends of furry legs.
5. Desert Blonde Tarantula
Although they are slightly more aggressive than many other beginner spider, Mexican or desert Blonde Tarantulas still make a good option for people with a arachnid experience.
The females can live up to 30 years, while the males have a 5 to 10 year lifespan.
The venom from these spiders is mild unless a person is allergic.
Physical characteristics: Blonde hairs on upper shell and lower legs, black hairs on femurs, brown hairs on abdomen.
4. Ivory Ornamental Tarantula
The ivory-billed Ornamental Tarantula or the poecilotheria subfusca, is an arboreal tarantula.
It is native to Sri Lanka and it is one of the largest poecilotheria recorded from Sri Lanka.
It is well-equipped with distinctive colors and patterns.
The female has a light carapace with blue or purple legs, except the first leg segment which is a light cream color along with her lower body and abdomen.
The male has a darker carapace with dark blue, pitch-black legs and dark abdomen.
3. Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula
The Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula(Monocentropus Balfour) is an absolutely stunning old-world tarantula.
They are native to the island of Socotra, off the coast of Africa.
It has got a Spectacular Look.
It’s legs are generally a striking electric blue and the body is a unique sandy coloured body.
The body is covered with light coloured hair that gives it a satin-soft feel.
2. Brazilian Black Tarantula
As a velvety black spider with a wide leg span, the Brazilian Black Tarantula makes for a striking pet.
The females of this species can live around 20 years with the males at around 5 years.
These spiders will eat about a half dozen crickets each week.
They prefer temperatures in the 70s and humidity around 60 percent.
Physical characteristics: primarily solid black, velvety hair.
1. Singapore Blue Tarantula
The Singapore Blue is a large,arboreal species of tarantula from Malaysia and Singapore.
These Spiders can grow up to 9 inches across.
The legs are an intense blue with a brown or gold underbody color.
The male spiders are not as vibrant.
It is a true long-legged exotic beauty.
The female Spiders are of a striking blue color with a dark-coloured abdomen.
The males of this species are not of vibrant color.
After reaching adulthood, their color will change from blue to green or yellow or a mixture of both.
These are the best looking Tarantula breeds.
They are not only alluring because of their unique natural coloration but some of them also make quiet pets.
Which Tarantula do you think makes the perfect pet?
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