Rose Hair Tarantula
For the spider lover, the Rose Hair Tarantula (also known as a Chilean Rose Tarantula or Chilean Fire Tarantula) makes a superb pet. Its docile demeanor and low maintenance upkeep requires little effort from its keeper. They are known for their peculiar behaviors, which can include burrowing and “redecorating” their habitat.
Other Animal Facts
Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina
Colors range from light gray to a subtle pink to a vibrant rose
Needs a temperature between 70-85°F
This is a calm and docile spider, but it may become moody if handled too much.
Eats live crickets and other large insects.
A small (5-10 gallon) tank is suitable. Add lots of substrate with either driftwood, a hollow log, or an artificial shelter for a hide house.
Size & Lifespan
Adults are 4.5-5.5 inches. Can live up to 20 years (females) and 5 years (males).