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It’s safe to assume that most people don’t use words such as “fun”, when it comes to describing tarantulas, epically big ones. But many people feel that the tarantula can be an awesome pet, for the right people.

Despite many Hollywood blockbusters portraying the tarantula in a negative light, they really are a lovely specimens. They are interesting to observe in their natural habitat and beautiful creatures which are a lot of fun to have.

In support of our local community, we are proud to carry many local brand products as well as name brand foods and pet accessories. Weather your pet requires special diet foods, dental care products, feed bows, a tooth brush or tooth paste, you can be sure to find the right item, here at Petware House in Fort Wayne.

Lastly, we are dedicated to the careful care and maintenance of each species in our care. With our vast network of affiliates in our industry we are also able to acquire virtually any product from Custom Aquarium Stands to Designer Ball Python Morphs.

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Petware House Of interest to the typical enthusiast, is that they find the tarantula to be a very pretty pet. Most would also describe their pet tarantula to be calm, gorgeous and interesting, while other’s simply love to observe their tarantula natural behavior which they claim is very fascinating. Other’s are simply amazed at how quickly a tarantula can capture and devour its prey.

More than fifty percent of hobbyists who have experienced a tarantula bite have reported that they are dry bites – which means no venom was involved. Further to this, most report that the bite did not break their skin. However, more caution should be used with tarantulas who have larger fangs.

Keep in mind that a tarantula is not a puppy and shouldn’t be handled too frequently. If you must handle your tarantula, be aware of urticating hairs that some species kick off as a defense. They will itch, ferociously. Also, be careful not to breath in any urticating hairs or get them in your eyes. Tarantuals shouldn’t represent any issue, whatsoever, if kept properly. Remember, Tarantuals are not puppies for cuddling and shouldn’t be handled as such. They are more like fish.

Don’t handle your tarantula, more than you would a goldfish. If you have to move your spider, we suggest using a clear, see through, plastic container. Place the container above your spider, then slide the plastic cover underneath and slide it in place.

Whatever you do, don’t reach into the enclosure and pick up your tarantula as you would a hamster. Instead, reach into the cage with your hand as a scoop and use your other hand to guide into your hand. Minimal handling is not only for the owner’s safety, but for that of the pet as well. The tarantulas exoskeleton is relatively thin, so don’t drop it, or they will go splat.


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Petware House Tarantulas are not inherently messy pets. They excrete a quick-drying fluid which has virtually no smell or mess. You should clean your tarantula’s cage whenever it appears to be needed, which shouldn’t be very often. On average, we would suggest cleaning out the cage every couple of months, but other’s suggest every four to six months. Be sure to transfer your tarantula to a secure holding container before beginning to clean your pet’s enclosure. Remove any left over prey from the tank, wash both the inside and outside of your tank and replace the substrate and scrub out the water dish.


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Why keep just one tarantula, when you can have three or four? Keeping multiple tarantulas is very common, epically amongst enthusiasts, who can’t just stop at one. If your feeling the itch to add another tarantula to your list of pets, you’ll need to separate them into their own enclosure. Don’t keep them together in groups because they have the tendency to be cannibalistic.

Telling the difference apart between a male and a female tarantula can be a difficult process. As a result, its difficult to say for sure how long they a long span they have. Typically females outlive their counter parts, by a wide margin.

For the inexperienced tarantula owner, you should know that tarantulas shed their exoskeletons so they can keep growing for the entire lives. This process can leave many inexperienced owners puzzled and fearing the worst.

If you think that’s a hoot, wait until you find your tarantula on their back with their legs spread. You’ll think it’s dead, but its just getting ready to molt. If on the other hand, you find your tarantula on their belly with the legs tucked in, that’s when you know they are dead or dying.


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Petware House Always consider safety as a top priority, security of your pet, heating for comfort and size of your pet’s enclosure. Also keep in mind that tarantulas tend to be cannibalistic, so never keep two spiders together. Tarantulas are known for escaping so be sure that you tank is secure. Without question, the best type of enclosure for your tarantula is a fish tank or terrarium with a locking mesh screen top. Petware House suggest a minimum tank size of at least five gallons, with a ten gallon tank as ideal size. This will provide your pet with more space and of course, more options for decorating. In general tarantulas do not need a lot of space to live a happy life, but do make your pet’s housing options as interesting as possible.

Just as with most pet’s living within a confined space, it will be necessary to keep temperatures within a specified range for your type of pet. The tarantula requires a range someplace between seventy and eighty degrees Fahrenheit to live comfortably. However, unlike many other pets they don’t require any bright lighting schemes. However, if you want a light for your pet spider, a fixture with a red light will work. Be sure the light does not dry out your habitat.


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Petware House Just as with most pet’s living within a confined space, it will be necessary to keep temperatures within a specified range for your type of pet. The tarantula requires a range someplace between seventy and eighty degrees Fahrenheit to live comfortably. However, unlike many other pets they don’t require any bright lighting schemes. However, if you want a light for your pet spider, a fixture with a red light will work. Be sure the light does not dry out your habitiat.


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Petware House A substrate will be required as bedding for the bottom of your pet tarantulas tank. You will have a number of options here such as sterilized potting soil, eco earth and bed-a-beast are all excellent options and available at Petware Houe. In addition the bottom of the cage should have at least one to three inches of substrate in addition to a shallow dish water dish. Although decorations are not necessary for your pet tarantula, most would prefer to have their tanks look more natural. Here at Petware House, we do carry a number of commercially available logs, plants, rocks, vines, and other décor. Just keep in mind that tarantulas are climbers. If you place decorations close to the top of your tank, ensure you are aware of your tarantula’s location.


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Petware House is conveniently located at 7477 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is just moments north of West Cook Road and a few minutes drive from the I-69. While heading north on Lima Road, you will find us on the left hand side of Lima Road, next to DAVCO Auto. We have ample parking for our visitors, parking for seniors, handicap and expectant mom’s. Additional accessibility is available for handicap and for the delivery of large items into and out of our store location. Come into our new showroom for the largest selection of healthy pets, pet food, pet accessories and let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you find that perfect pet and solutions that work best for you.

Our store is conveniently open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM through to 8PM and on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 PM. If you have any questions regarding our store location, business hours or for general inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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