The Chilean Rose Tarantula care sheet that covers the majority of what you need to know to properly care for one. If you require additional information beyond what we have here, or if you have an emergency, there are advanced resources, as well as expert support information at the bottom of this page.
Chilean Rose Tarantula Facts:
What other names is the Chilean Rose Tarantula known as?
The Chilean Rose Tarantula is known in few other names such as; Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula, Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, Chilean Common Tarantula, Chilean Fire Tarantula, and also the Chilean Flame Tarantula.
Where does a Chilean Rose Tarantula live?
They live in the Atacama Desert regions of Chile.
What kind of Climate does a Chilean Rose Tarantula live in?
This Chilean Rose Tarantula lives in some of the driest climate on earth, and you can find them on rocky sandy areas surrounding hills and mountains.
The Chilean Rose Tarantula is the most popular tarantula you can find on pet trades today due to its very docile nature and are mostly at no cost when obtaining them since they can be acquired easily from their natural habitat. This tarantula originates from the Atacama Desert regions of Chile. They live in the driest climate on earth and in areas that its species survived and evolved for over a million years already. Typically, you can find them on rocky sandy areas, along mountains and foothills, in addition to the brush sections of the desert.
Tarantula Species Terms and Definitions:
- Terrestrial: Ground dweller or burrower.
- Arboreal: Tree dwellers.
- New World species that are found in the Americas tend to be more docile, less venomous, and kicks urticating hairs for defense.
- Old World species found on the following parts of the world like in Asia, Africa, and Europe are generally more aggressive, has stronger venom, and more apt to bite.
Chilean Rose Tarantula Feeding Instructions:
Chilean Rose Tarantula Handling and Behavior:
Are Chilean Tarantulas dangerous?
Like any tarantula it’s wise for you to exercise extreme respect and caution towards them at all times. Handling one is highly recommended to be done by professionals or experts that knows their behavior and have been around with one for a long period of time, however, many pet owners still chose to handle them personally. The Chilean Rose Tarantula is considered a terrestrial and a new America species which basically means that they are fairly mild tempered and are mostly seen living on land or ground.
Will a Chilean Rose Tarantula make a good pet?
Chilean Rose Tarantula is a fairly docile creature and slow moving specie; they make good hand pets as long as you closely watch their body movements. If the spider rears up its front legs whenever you attempt to hold it then it’s probably best that you leave it alone as a window spider than being its care keeper. Many are great being around and handled by humans though.
My Chilean Tarantula bit me, what do I do?
Like all Tarantulas they do posses a powerful bite that can sting for hours and sometimes days. Although painful, the bite has pretty low venom toxicity and not many people have died or lost a limb from this Chilean Rose Tarantula after being bitten. Swelling and pain are the two most common and worst effects you can feel. If you are bit consult a doctor for safety and health precautions, however, bites are rarely fatal.
Chilean Rose Tarantula Shedding:
Does a Chilean Rose Tarantula shed?
Yes Chilean Rose Tarantula do shed their exoskeleton.
How many times a year does a Chilean Rose Tarantula shed?
This is a moderately growing species so they will shed a few times a year.
Chilean Rose Tarantula, like other tarantulas they shed their exoskeleton to grow. Within their first year they will shed it a number of times, and after that it is usually done once a year. You can save the skeletons or dispose of them, but all in all it is a pretty neat process to watch your spider to grow after each shedding.
Chilean Rose Tarantula Habitat:
- What kind of cage do I buy for a Chilean Rose Tarantula?
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- What temperature do I keep the enclosure?
- What kind of substrate (bedding) do I buy for a Chilean Rose Tarantula?
Chilean Rose Tarantula Breeding:
- How do Chilean Rose Tarantulas mate?
- What happens during the mating session with Chilean Rose Tarantulas?
- How long is the gestation period of the Chilean Rose Tarantula?
Chilean Rose Tarantula Warnings:
Is a Chilean Rose Tarantula dangerous?
It is important to reiterate that to an extent all tarantulas are venomous, and although the Chilean Rose is the most common tarantula specie found on animal trades due to its very docile manner and slow movement they can still pack a mean nasty bite if not taken cared of properly and handled gently. It’s always recommended not to hold tarantulas, but if you are to hold one expect that this one is a calm and an easy going spider.
How toxic is the Chilean Rose Tarantula venom?
They are a new world specie so they are pretty mild when it comes to venom toxicity, but this does not mean the bite is mild though. The Chilean Rose has a nasty deep bite that will sting for hours and sometimes even last for days.
Chilean Rose Tarantula Expected Life Span:
How old will A Chilean Rose Tarantula get?
Chilean Rose Tarantula Size and Weight:
How big will a Chilean Rose Tarantula get?
Mostly the leg spans out to 4.5-5.5 inches in diameter, and females getting bigger than the males.
Chilean Rose Tarantula Average Cost:
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Chilean Rose Tarantula Books
What are some good books on Chilean Rose Tarantulas?
These are some of the top-rated books available for Chilean Rose Tarantulas. If you are planning to invest in a Chilean Rose Tarantula, we highly recommend grabbing at least one of these:
Chilean Rose Tarantula Additional Reading:
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