Tarantula Care Sheet

So you have decided to embark on the adventure of owning your first tarantula. Great. We know that while getting a new pet is exciting, it can also bring alot of questions to mind. No need to worry. We have you covered. 

Below, we have included a quick start guide written by our tarantula experts here at Exotics Unlimited to give advice for you guys based on our experienced and observations of well over 100 species and over a decade of keeping tarantulas. Below we will include the overviews for things to consider for: Tarantulas in General, Arboreal Tarantulas, Terrestrial Tarantulas and Fossorial Tarantulas. 

See the FULL detailed explaination at the link HERE or the button down below

Overview of things needed for tarantulas:

  • Appropriately sized cage (about twice the leg span in width for terrestrial or height for arboreal/fossorial) with good ventilation

  • Water dish

  • Organic soil (we used organic coconut fiber)

  • A hide or retreat for the tarantula (cork bark is the most popular)

Overview For Arboreal Species:

  • Ensure enough space and AIR FLOW is given with the cage you choose

  • Water dish and weekly misting for hydration

  • Weekly feeding and “watering”

  • Provide fixtures to climb and web on

Overview for Terrestrial Species:

  • Ensure enough ground surface area is given in the cage

  • Enough soil is in the cage (one DLS in depth or 6-8” for larger species)

  • Water dish along with weekly misting of soil/cage

  • NEVER dusty dry conditions. Keep soil half way between saturated (standing water) and dusty dry

Overview for Fossorial Species:

  • Ensure enough ground surface area is given in the cage

  • Enough soil is in the cage (one DLS in depth or 6-8” for larger species)

  • Water dish along with weekly misting of soil/cage

  • NEVER dusty dry conditions. Keep soil half way between saturated (standing water) and dusty dry