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what is my tarantula??

Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by matt_bowey, Nov 4, 2009.


  1. Beowulf1976

    Beowulf1976 PetForums Member

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    I think it's the thorax, the best way to sex a spider is to go by it's shed skin
     
  2. MissG

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    Originally Posted by matt_bowey
    actually you cheeky wench my girlfriend has been looking after it perfectly well for the last 2 years, the only reason we wanted to "check" the species and gender, which i notice you did not know, was to know whether we can handle it.

    as for how she got hold of it without knowing its species her x bf left it when he moved out.

    so i thank you for confirming the species but not for the life judgement, have a think before you accuse people of ignorance!

    my god i hate people like you!


    So your girlfriend has been looking after it for 2 years and only just decided now to find out the species?

    Before, and only before, anyone decides to obtain an exotic animal as a pet, you do thorough research. It was very irresponsible of her ex boyfriend to leave the animal in someones care, who is either reluctant to look after it, or is not knowledgeable or experienced enough.

    Has it eaten you yet?




    I'm getting quite fed up with people who ask silly questions. Questions that suggest to me they now nothing about an animal in their care.

    And that's why I decided not to type "Take it back to where you got it" because I feared you were probably right, and it could have been a pet shop, that actually needs shutting down.
     
  3. waterlilyold

    waterlilyold Banned

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    I personally think that knowing about your animal fully and neglecting it are totally different. He has done the right thing by wanting to know more and it looks well cared for to me.
    I am still learning about my rats but that doesn't mean they aren't looked after properly does it.
     
  4. matt_bowey

    matt_bowey PetForums Newbie

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    good point waterlily, well put. she has been very well looked after, my gf knows how to look after tarantula's and from all the research i have done for my own personal knowledge she has it spot on. the only reason i wanted to know the species is because, unlike her having it dumped on her and being forced to look after it, i want to take it and am therefore doing this 'thorough research' you speak so fondly of.

    i posted on here for some help and advice, not to be lectured on the responsibility of having pets. i know what i am doing and i know to research first, i have a cat, a lab pup, will be gettin a doberman pup soon and my bro is gettin a german shephard, also i currently have 7 guinea pigs, my sisters horse i look after when she is away and my mums chickens as well. so dont try to accuse me of being irresponsible with animals.
     
  5. Biawhiska

    Biawhiska PetForums VIP

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    Hi Matt,

    Glad you know what species the spider is!!! :thumbup1: Looks a bit scary, wouldn't fancy sharing my house with it, LOL :eek:
     
  6. Chillinator

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    You've got to be a certain 'type' to hold a tarantula, sadly I'm not that type... :lol:

    Long live arachnaphobics anonymous! :D
     
  7. sullivan

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    The chillian rose was what my daughter wanted as a pet and we talked her out of ,as we havent the knowledge ,not because we didnt like them but it was because i wasnt sure if she would not panic if one came running up her arm and if we would have to rescue her. My hubs would have heart faliule. Also i feel its not a good starting pet for someone that has no spider experience.I Iove them and find them fasinating, like most reptiles also. Gorg spider by the way. I like the bird eating spiders to .
     
  8. MissG

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    I was not implying that you are irresponsible.

    What kind of a person has a Tarantula and asks "Will it eat me?"

    Not even a 6 year old would ask that question.
     
  9. MissG

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    Rats are different. They don't have specialist requirements like Tarantulas do.
    I completely agree that some things you do learn along the way of owning pets - but the basic, simple things should be apparent from the beginning.
     
  10. matt_bowey

    matt_bowey PetForums Newbie

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    i'll take the first bit as an apology, thanks.

    however you are now implying i am stupid. of course it wont eat me! what is more strongly implied is that you have no sense of humour and you need a slap.

    only a single person would think i meant that it would eat me!
     
  11. MissG

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    An apology for what? The only person who has been slanderous is you.

    So why ask then?
     
  12. waterlilyold

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    It was pretty obvious "will it eat me" was a joke ;)
     
  13. MissG

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    The amount of people I meet who think insects are not animals, whales are fish and tarantulas eat people, I'm not too sure it was.
     
  14. matt_bowey

    matt_bowey PetForums Newbie

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    oh my god, do you get out much? meet many people? or are you judging everyone based on the silly questions you have read? of course i know insects are animals, whales are mammals and tarantulas dont eat people.:p
     
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  15. Marcia

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    Don't you think this petty argument has gone far enough?

    Matt, if you had posted this on the reptile forums, you would have got worse treatment than you did from Miss G. I'm sure she wasn't being mean delibrately, she was just concerned as probably were others. The main thing is that you have done your research and you know how to care for your T :)

    T's are a huge responsibility as i'm sure you know and not knowing what species it is is a bit strange although i reckon it's def a Chilie Rose :)

    My OH is looking into getting a Mexican Red Knee, they're very beautiful :)

    Also welcome to the forum. Any more pics of your T? I love seeing pics of them :D
     
  16. MissG

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    Well Marcia, it did stop about 3 days ago.....

    But yeah, you are definitely right about the reaction this topic would have got on RFUK! LOL
     
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