Mexican Red Knee Tarantula

As you may know I used to own a tarantula, a Chilean rose hair tarantula to be more specific, unfortunately Hermy died Thursday 21st February 2008 and I’ve been unsure whether I want another tarantula. My favourite breed of tarantula for years now has been the Mexican Red Knee and I’ve been thinking lately about buying one and having another tarantula as a pet – this one would likely be called “Knees”! Haha, unless I come up with anything else in the mean time. Thinking has turned into planning and I’ve managed to source one relatively cheaply from an exotic […]

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My Tarantula Died From a Bad Molt – R.I.P. Hermy

For those that don’t know we have a few exotic pets in our family. Great African land snails (named Bryan, Swirly, Slug-a-lug and Gary) and a male Chilean Rose Hair tarantula (named Hermy). Sadly my tarantula died last week from a bad molt. 🙁 I’m devastated. Hermy had been part of our family since 2008. Now I realise a lot of people hate spiders, but Hermy was my pet. I was attached to him like any person is to their pet; like a cat owner to their cat or a dog owner to their dog. I enjoyed watching Hermy crawl […]

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Meet Hermy (My Pet Tarantula)

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains photos of my pet tarantula, Hermy. Yes, you read that correctly, I have a pet tarantula! In my previous post, I very briefly mentioned about our exotic pets but neglected to mention what type of animals they were! Sorry about that. We currently have 4 Great African Land Snails (Brian, Swirly, Gary and Slug-a-lug) who’ve been with us four years and a pet tarantula named Hermy. Introducing My Pet Tarantula – Hermy Hermy has been part of our family for over a year now and I honestly couldn’t be happier with him as my pet. […]

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