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Spider phobia

Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by nutcracker, Nov 30, 2008.


  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker PetForums Junior

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    Sorry guys! I really need some advice, and who better than those who see nice things about spiders
    I can't go near them, can't breath near them.. and have been known to be sick if I see one.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Chrissi

    Chrissi PetForums Junior

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    I've heard that holding a tarantular (or similar) can help people get over their fears? Is it just spiders you don't like or all creepy-crawlies?
     
  3. borderer

    borderer Guest

    ye keep away from them...............
     
  4. nutcracker

    nutcracker PetForums Junior

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    just spiders... and daddy long legs (spiders with wings)
     
  5. jilly40

    jilly40 PetForums VIP

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    get the dog 2 eat the big ones with the long legs that run! eek!
     
  6. nutcracker

    nutcracker PetForums Junior

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    not got a dog! and the cats can never reach them
     
  7. jilly40

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    tell them there sacked lol fergus ate a big 1 this mornin saved me screamin like a big girl :)
     
  8. dianne1212

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    scared of them too
     
  9. Cocobean

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    Just reading this has given me the shivers!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Cocobean

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    I can't bear to be in the same room as a spider, and if a daddy long legs even thinks of flying near me I run like a kid!!!!!!!!!

    It is terrible I know but I have no idea how to stop myself
     
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    I hate spiders too...i would honestly like to know why people have them as pets, they make me crindge...yuk:(
     
  12. Mese

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    daddy long legs = aeriel attack spiders :eek:
     
  13. NoSpecialFeaturesHere

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    Life would be boring if everyone liked the same things. I'm sure there are a lot of people terrified of dogs, and a lot of people are terrified of rats, but I still love 'em. I have a massively bad case of arachnophopia also, but I wouldn't judge someone else for loving them... in fact I'm glad that some people do. Poor spiders don't have a lot of people on their side! :)
     
  14. sabell

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    The big spiders aren't really spiders as we know them. more anima;s
     
  15. gypsybernese

    gypsybernese PetForums Newbie

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    Now this is gonna sound really strange... i have 3 tarantula's, amazing things to have... but i'm scared of house spiders & daddy longlegs! I think its cos house spiders are quite skittish, they move in a funny way, but i don't know what it is about daddy longlegs, i've been scared of them since a child. Tarantula's are quite big, are kept safe in a tank, they just seem less scary! How strange is that!:eek:
     
  16. cherrie_b

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    hehe...I HATE house and garden spiders...money spiders I can cope with...but anything bigger and I will scream the house down.

    Daddy long legs are ok and I can quite confidently hold tarantula like spiders...

    The mind is a weird and wonderful thing! :001_unsure:
     
  17. Acacia86

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    I am the same but mine extends to the fact i can't touch a page of a book that has one on :eek:


    My shed is a no go zone, and i don't like being on the grass, i have a fear that they will crawl on me :eek:

    I have just managed to take a look at some pictures on here................no way i have goosebumps and i am scared!!! I really admire all you that have them, i really do.
    x
     
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  18. I didn't use to like spiders, but doing an animal management course at college I had to hold a chillian rose turantula (sp) - it wasn't as bad as I thought! My friend hated them... and admitted to being scared, she wouldn't hold it, but she touched it, and said she felt better for doing it. Maybe if you can do something similar?
    I actually like Spiders now, although saying that, I still scream if I see one crawling across my living room LOL. :rolleyes:
     
  19. jilly40

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    dont look @ the colbolt blue post then!! arggh lol
     
  20. hoggie99

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    The Cobalt Blue is coming to me! Gonna be sharing my home with my Chile Rose & Mexican Red Leg. Along with 8 Royal Pythons, 4 Western Hognoses, 6 Kingsnakes, 9 Cornsnakes, 1 Childrens Python, 1 Emperor Scorpion, 1 Black Labrador, 1 Hubby AND 2 kids......PHEW!!
     
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