Tarantulas can give some people a scare, but they have become a popular pet. They have large, hairy bodies and are completely harmless to humans. The most damage they can do is inflict a sharp bite and their venom is weaker than a typical bee’s. Tarantulas are satisfied with little space and are often quiet. There are over 700 species of tarantulas belonging to just one family. The Tarantula is native to different climates which range in humidity. There are arid, subtropical and tropical climates that the Tarantula can survive in. There are a few things which are important in taking good care in a Tarantula if you are thinking to become a pet owner.


It is vital to have some sort of enclosure with enough space for providing a little home for your tarantula. Depending on the type spider, the cage should have appropriate settings to care for its behaviour and temperament. Your tarantula also needs a place to shelter and hide.

Heat and Light

Pet tarantulas do not rely or need bright lights, but rather, prefer the darker areas of a room. It is known that tarantulas do not want to be in areas of direct sunlight so placing the cage in areas away from the sun would be convenient. Too much of the sun could also potentially dry out the actual spider.

Food and Water

A diet of insects with a few other things is fine for pet tarantulas and adults only need to eat around once a week. Some pet owners try to copy how a spider would eat in the wild by altering slightly the regularity of its meals. All types of worms can be fed to them, alongside roaches and crickets. Larger tarantulas can even be given small lizards.