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Anyone else here have a tarantula? Any of these feel kinda bad for the crickets?<br><br>
Rosebud, named after the Bloom County Basselope of inditerminate (sp?) gender, is a welcome addition to our family. He was found in a box by a Petsmart employee while taking out the trash, and has been given to me. I must say, I know have a respect for our spider friends that I never had before.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I don't have a tarantula, but I had a teacher in high school that had a pet, and he would let me hold him and pet him before school and during class sometimes. He was a very gentle, beautiful creature. I never knew how timid they are until then.<br><br><br><br>
And I love Bloom County. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span>
 

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They really are cool, and they don't even try to bite. I think (no matter how many people will tell me insects cant) they really bond with the humans in their family. My science teacher in 8th grade had gerbils, a trantula, and a chameleon. I ended up getting the gerbils and chameleon.
 

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OO! OO! Me! Me! We have a rescued tarantula that was abandoned. Previously we had one one that we bought at a pet store, but she sadly went to that big web in the sky. But now we feel uncomfortable with the pet trade. But we love spiders!! As to the crickets: the first spider we had I was so sad when we fed her her first cricket. I wondered if the cricket would know it was being pursued/would it be scared? well....I put in her tank and it hopped right over to her. She kicked it away with one of her legs. The cricket crawled under her body and my spider crawled off of her and then kicked it away again. When it approached her the third time Charlotte finally bit it but did not eat t because it wouldn't leave her alone. So..I tend to not feel bad for the cricket.<br><br><br><br>
I have always loved spiders but now we would only get one from a rescue mission. They are fascinating creatures to watch. Moulting is an amazing thing to observe--the first time we saw it we thought she was dead because she was flipped over on her back with her legs in the air. But 24 hours later--there were 2 spiders--our Charlotte and her old skin.<br><br><br><br>
If you've never had one before be warned--they are cannibals so if you should aquire a 2nd one don't put them in the same tank.<br><br><br><br>
Have fun!
 

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I think I am getting a tarantula for my roommate for Christmas. Normally I am very leery of Christmas pets, but he was oohing and ahhing over the one they had at the shop yesterday when we went to restock our aquarium and said he'd always wanted one, so I think it's a pretty safe bet.
 

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<span style="color:#0000FF;">I dont have a tarantula, BUT I have a Gaint African Millipede named Millie (she is vegetarian) that I got from a science teacher that wasnt taking care of her right a couple years ago. This is acually her 3rd or 4th home, and she is around 4-5 years old, and Ive had her for 3.<br><br>
I also have a 4-5 month bearded dragon that I saved from being put to sleep... He has something up with one of his eyes, but the vet isnt sure exactly whats wrong with it. Petco was going to have him killed, and it turns out that he is perfectly healthy, other than having a funky looking eye <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I hate Petco.<br><br>
I dont feel bad for the crickets, but I do feel a little bad for the Wax worms and Phoenix worms he eats... They are just maggots, but they inch around like caterpillers and I think they are kinda cute! But, unfortunatly for them, Wink is much cuter!!</span>
 
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