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    How to Look After Spiders

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    It is possible to keep many types of spiders in captivity. Caring for spiders properly will require a certain amount of know-how and effort from the owner. Tarantulas and Wolf Spiders tend to be appropriate for beginners as they do not need much care or socialisation. Pet spiders can be rather cheap to keep, and can provide a great source of fascination and observational interest. For tips on looking after spiders properly, see the following advice.
     

    Tarantulas

    Looking after spiders such as tarantulas can be fairly straightforward. They are quite big but not too venomous. The bite does hurt though. A lot of spider species tend to be quite gentle creatures unless they feel threatened.
     

    Wolf Spiders

    Caring for spiders such as the wolf spider is a great first time option. They have hardly any venom in them, and their bite is more-or-less harmless to us humans. However, they tend to be quite quick and can get aggressive. This can make certain caring for spiders tasks tricky.
     

    Care Sheets

    Popular spider species will come with care sheets that detail all the necessary information on looking after spiders properly. Guidance on living space, spider food, temperature and humidity levels should be included.
     

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    Caring for spiders requires you buying a suitable enclosure for the pet. Wolf spiders and tarantulas are unable to climb walls so buying an enclosure should be easy. Make sure that the spider cannot access the ceiling of its home.
     

    Spider Food

    Giving your pet spider food usually entails live insects. Find out how often your breed will require spider food, and how much to give. Crickets are usually a safe bet. When a spider is molting some live insect could be dangerous as spider food.
     

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