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The most chill T ever?

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by TabithasMom, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. TabithasMom

    TabithasMom Active Member

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    My partner sneaked this one in as a birthday gift, and I'm impressed how chill it is, even as a sling/early juvie. This one may give my Tabitha a run for her money when it matures. G. pulchripes. All others under 1.5" would head for the hills (read: up my arm, and hide in the folds of my hoodie), but not this guy. It settled in, and joined me in watching the House of Cards. Of course, I don't advocate handling Ts without a solid wisdom foundation, to know which species will tolerate it, and those that don't.

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    Zurchiboy Active Member

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    Some tarantulas love chilling on your hand. I had one groom on me. I think they like the warmth of your hand since their cold blooded.
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    micheldied Well-Known Member

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    My P. cambridgei was the same way. Most chill spider I ever had.
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  4. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    MM Lp in my possession right now is a big ol tittybaby. I had him walking on my arms and my bed yesterday, and I've handled him several times. Chillest spider ever.
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    Nicolas C Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Among the nicest and tamest Ts I have are my three Avicularia metallica slings, my big old B smithi and N tripepii. My L parahybana used to be nervous when younger, but is now very relaxed.
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    Entity Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    my b. smithi is a huge a hole....tags anything that comes in his cage. lol
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    timc Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    @Entity that is hilarious. My old smithi was a hair kicking ninja.
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  8. TabithasMom

    TabithasMom Active Member

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    So funny, as my MM LP is a bad boy. He is highly offended if I fill his water bowl, remove poop, or breathe wrong. Just goes to show how each one is unique. :D
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  9. TabithasMom

    TabithasMom Active Member

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    You're onto something there. We are giant furnaces, that happen to offer food. Of course, the correlation is lost in the primal arachnid central nervous system, but our evolved brains live blissfully trying to apply humanistic qualities to them. At least I do. And it makes me smile. So there. :p
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    CrypticSpider Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    I have a G. pulchripes that will take pre-killed crix very very gently while she sits on my hand. She will eat and drop her bolus, then will groom.

    *** I DO >NOT< RECOMMEND DOING THIS ***

    I lay claim to the chillest T ever to walk this earth. :)
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  11. kormath

    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    my son's B. boehmei is our chillest. He rests on the back of my son's wrist as he watches TV, then my son will move him up a bit to his forearm so he can play xbox. The T just sits there and watches or whatever he's doing. He's our pet rock :)
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    RedCapTrio Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    My G. pulchripes is the first T that I ever handled, and currently, I think it loves being handled because when you place a finger near it, it will try to climb on. Doing that cute front legs wave that is hard to resist. ;)
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    that's cool when they do that. I've noticed just recently that my smaller GBB walks very similar in style to my avics. the "float" i think is how @Kymura described it :)
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    SpiderDad61 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, pulchripes, albop's, pulchra, all love, love chilling on the hand...laying n snuggling.
    It's awesome
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