Curly Hair Tarantula
The Curly Hair Tarantula (also called a Wooly Tarantula) has become one of the most popular pet tarantulas. It has a round body that’s covered with short dark bristles and longer golden bristles that give it a golden shine. It is relatively hardy and sedate, which makes it ideal for those who are new to raising tarantulas as pets.
Other Animal Facts
Dark body with longer golden bristles
Needs a temperature between 75-85°F
Curly Hair Tarantulas are mellow and tolerant pets, but they dislike being held and are not a good choice for children to own.
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 can reach 5.5 inches. Can live 8-10 years (females), or about 4 years (males).