Meet my new baby Gizmo

Someone approached me and asked if I wanted a guinea pig because they know I have a soft spot for animals. I’m like why. They didn’t have time for him and if they couldn’t find someone to take him they would have to take him to a shelter. My words. Over my dead body. This morning this sweet boy showed up. His name is Gizmo. As a child of the 80s I’m so keeping that name. My dogs are curious about him but just sniff cage. Gonna let him get settled in but wanted to share him with everyone.

Decorating

Sometimes we have to have fun with decorating our tanks for tarantulas. I know some that put in plastic army men. Well I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my orange baboon tarantula tank. I was gonna be a smart ass and put in Hello Kitty but since I’m into horror why not put in my Billy figure from Saw. Which is almost poetic once you learn about OBTs. 

Spreading the Tarantula Love

Bugs in general get such bad reps. I’ll even admit they use to creep me out a bit. I even have a friend that he screams like a little girl if a spider is around. It’s very funny. Now if I see a spider in my apartment and I realize it isn’t one of mine that has escaped I will offer it whatever food I have available. Some species are very docile. Like Rose Hairs or Pink Zebra Beauty. You have some that are very defensive and will either hide or escape or fling hairs like a Mexican Red Knee. Of course any tarantula can bite. Thankfully I have not been biten but I am not cocky enough to think I will never be either. It helps to be able to understand the tarantulas better so you can anticipate what may happen. Like a Cobalt Blue or Orange Baboon, you need to be respectful of them. I have both of these. I wouldn’t have gotten them if I didn’t think I was confident I could care for them to the best of my abilities. All of my tarantulas are well cared for. I keep them on strict feeding schedules. I spot clean their tanks. 

And lastly I found this great shirt on Etsy that shows a tartantula holding a sign saying free hugs. I got this shirt and love it. A must for any tarantula owner.

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My Start with 8 Legged Kids

In November of 2015 a friend of mine and I were trying to figure out what to do. I was like do you like reptiles at all. She’s like yeah why. Repticon happened to be going on in Tampa. So we hauled ass over. We wondered the show. She ended up buying a red corn snake. I kepted looking at tarantulas. They were fascinating to me. I ended up purchasing a sub adult Avicularia avicularia. Also known as a Pink Toe. It actually has pink toes. I named her Mountain Dew because she was a fast little bugger. The rest is history. 


Welcome To My World

Hello all. My name is Genna and I want to share my little ones with the world. I have 21 animals currently. Yes 21. 2 Chihuahuas. 1 Leopard Gecko. and 18 Tarantulas. Yes you heard it. 18 Tarantulas. I know someone will say ewww and scream. And I even have some people that won’t even stop by any more or avoid one wall in my apartment due to them but they are not that bad. I’ve been collecting them for a little over a year. I have New World and Old World tarantulas. I will post up detailed things and images (if I can get them) about my tarantulas along with care and different places to get them. I will also post about my boys, Brodie and Kiwi probably more than the tarantulas. 13266098_10156984193290451_4097346904201765429_n