The Ultimate Tarantula Owner’s Guide. Tarantula breeding, where to buy, types, care, temperament, cost, health, handling, diet, and much more included!
List of chapters included in the book
Things to Know Before Getting a Tarantula
Purchasing Your Tarantula
Caring for Your New Tarantula
Feeding Your Tarantula
Tarantula Handling and Temperament
Breeding Your Tarantula
Keeping Your Tarantula Healthy
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The Ultimate Tarantula Owner’s Guide
“Tarantula Spiders as Pets” by Lolly Brown takes a closer look at what it means to keep these exotic creatures as pets. With the steady increase of the popularity of exotic pets all across the world, this star of the spider world was not to be left behind. Many people considering caring for these so called “low maintenance pets” may be wondering whether this is something they can realistically do.
This book brings together much of the current information regarding tarantula keeping, habitat, diet, handling, husbandry, health conditions, and breeding. We also look at the more practical aspects of tarantula keeping such as costs, licenses, and basic husbandry. If you are like many others who have always had a deep fascination for these amazing creatures, and yet wondered if you are capable of actually caring for one, then this book is for you. The journey of bringing a tarantula home is also a journey of getting to know another side of the natural world. Tarantula breeding, where to buy, types, care, temperament, cost, health, handling, diet, and much more included!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A life-long animal lover, Lolly Brown is equally comfortable writing about exotic creatures like the Mexican axolotl or dispensing practical advice to dog owners about kennel cough. As a child, Brown first learned about fish and aquaria when her father brought home a 10-gallon aquarium as a surprise for his daughter. Within months, the father-daughter team graduated to a 120-gallon tank and were immersed in the intricacies of tank population management. “We had that go-big-or-go-home mentality common to the hobby,” Brown said. “Now I look back and think about what we did to Mama’s living room! She was very patient with us.”
Brown’s fascination with animals continued in college, where she took numerous field biology and wildlife classes that allowed her to view the behavior of many species in their native habitats. She calls this period of her life the “rodent years,” since her only apartment roommates were two hamsters, Hemingway and Leo (Tolstoy). “I also adopted a Guinea pig purely because I couldn’t stand the conditions in the pet store,” she said. “Trust me, I was in no way prepared to care for Molly and I had to learn fast!”
“The only other time I went into a pet adoption blind,” Brown added, “I came home with two green anole lizards. Then I found out I was going to have to feed them live crickets. While volunteering at her local zoo, Brown first encountered capybaras, a South American mammal that looks like an over-sized Guinea pig. The experience sparked her interest in exotic pets, a subject she continues to pursue with avid interest. A freelance writer by trade, Brown’s animal books are written for her own pleasure and the edification of her readers. She is a strong supporter of animal rescue and welfare organizations, and works with programs educating young children about the proper care of pets. Brown maintains something of a menagerie of her own, making room in her home for a 180-gallon saltwater fish tank, a 20-year old Scarlet Macaw, a Golden Retriever, and several highly tolerant cats. (She advises that good cages make good multi-species homes.)
“If I become interested in a particular animal and have no direct experience with the creature, I get some before I start to write,” Brown says. “All animals have a unique perspective on the world and their place in it. They all have particular needs — physical and emotional — and they all have unique personalities. These are things I want to understand before I try to communicate them to my readers.”
WHAT READERS SAY
An informative read!
Helped me decide if this was the right pet for me.
– Edwin Callahan
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