We have not one, not two, but four Chilean Rosehair Tarantulas. Tarantulas typically eat just once a week, so if we have multiple events where we want to show off the tarantula’s expert ambush capabilities, it’s best to have several in rotation. Plus who doesn’t love being surrounded by tarantulas at all times?
Home Range: Bolivia, Argentina, and Northern Chile
Habitat: Lives in shallow burrows in forested areas; also deserts and scrublands
Wild Diet: Mostly large insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, beetles and roaches; will also eat smaller tarantulas and other spiders, frogs, and baby mice
Life Span: 15-20 years for females; 1-2 years for males