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Looking for Tarantula breeders in WA state!

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  1. ierydeary

    ierydeary New Member

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    Hi! I'm pretty new to T's, but I've wanted one for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately my mom refused because she is a bit arachnophobic, but she promised me she'd help me get one once I was out on my own!

    So I am looking to get my very first spider! I am pretty sure I want a Rose hair. I would also REALLY love an Avicularia Versicolor, but I've read mixed info about their temperments. But mostly good about Rose hairs, so I probably should start simple. :p

    ANYWAY! To get to the point, I am looking for any local breeders in WA state, preferably closer to the kitsap county area. I would rather avoid going too far, but I am not having much luck finding any nearby.

    Does anyone know of a breeder or have some resources that might help me? Thanks!
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    You are pretty much in the same boat I am. I have had issues finding local breeders here, but I love on Whidbey island and the small local pet store is able to special order pretty much any species I ask for. Unfortunately I do not know of any in your area, closest known breeder I know to me is in Mt Vernon, but I avoid going to him. I don't agree with his husbandry habits.
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    ierydeary New Member

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    Man that is so frustrating. I really wanted to avoid going to Petco or Petsmart, but my options are looking a little slim. :\

    Oh well. :(
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    Frances Pauli Member

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    Someone on here mentioned that bugsincyberspace.com was WA local. He doesn't have a huge selection, but there's some nice t's on his list for beg. species.
    And since we have some WA folks here, if you guys are interested, we are forming a WA state invert enthusiasts group, mostly for online hangouts and chats, but with the possibility of some field trips in the future.
    Link is: http://wies.webs.com/
    Good luck finding your tarantula! I try to avoid the chain stores too. Keep an eye on Craigslist too, occaisionally a rose hair will pop up on there. I just picked up a big female from a local guy who was looking for a home.
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    ierydeary New Member

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    I looked into that website! It says he's based in Oregon, from what I could find.

    Thanks for the tips, though! I went and ahead and called the local chain stores anyway, and there are at least 3 Rose Hair's in my close vicinity. So worse comes to worse, I can go there.
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    AlleyKitten New Member

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    Did you guys ever find local breeders? Im looking for a couple slings
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @sdsnybny is a breeder as well in Washington...hes being modest.;)
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kenny! I dont have a business page but keep my Craigslist add up to date
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    Arachnid_90 New Member

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    Facebook has a group PNW tarantulas and inverts. You'll find local breeders there.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yeppers... already mentioned with the link.
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    AlleyKitten New Member

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    Thanks guys! I ended up purchasing a couple slings from a breeder I found on Craigslist. I have had my spiders with me for almost four months, they're doing wonderful. I wish I could purchase more locally but I now live on the east coast. :)
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    AlleyKitten New Member

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    Actually it might have been sdsnybny I purchased from because my purchase was made in Auburn!

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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    Very Possible, My name is Steve. there is another breeder here in Auburn though Simon Elliot of Raining reptiles. What did you buy?
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    Find the local FB Tarantula group/page and you will find vendor/breeders all over the east coast
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    AlleyKitten New Member

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    I bought two slings, Grammostola pulchripes and a C elegans. Also purchased an aquarium for my snake and was given lots of free snake deco!
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    That was me i remember now. Hows all your critters doing?
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    AlleyKitten New Member

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    They're doing great and getting very fuzzy lol I can see the heart patch on the little one. Thanks so much for all the great advice you shared with me when we met.
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    Very good to know that there are breeders and collectors in WA state. I'm in Federal way and sometimes feel like I'm the only one who has these lovelies :D
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    I have a large collection and keep an add going on CL all the time. If you do FB there is a decent local group. Youd be surprised just how many are around here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1383432245309763/?ref=bookmarks
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