Curly hair tarantulas make great pets. In captivity, males can live for five years, and nearly 20 in female terrariums. They prefer tanks with more ground space than height, one large enough for digging operations.
Curly hair tarantulas are relatively tranquil pets that make excellent starter hobbyist pets. They require a habitat that replicates their natural surroundings. An enclosure with a secure lid of five to 10 gallons should do just fine. Keep bedding on an upward-sloping bed to facilitate burrowing activity. Ensure there are enough hiding spaces and spots; cork bark can add visual interest to their enclosure.
Curly Tarantulas are terrestrial species that prefer hiding at the bases of trees in caves and holes. They become active at night when hunting insects for sustenance. Feed them live crickets, roaches, waxworms, and other insects at least twice weekly for juveniles and once per week for adults. Remove any uneaten prey within 24 hours.
Curly hair tarantulas are easy to care for. They do not need high humidity levels. Glass enclosures work best, and mist them occasionally with water to increase moisture. Ensure plenty of hiding places and a suitable substrate for burrowing if possible. Handle with great caution to avoid injury. Adults make excellent ambassadors for the hobby due to their gentle temperaments.
Honduran Curly hair Tarantulas are one of the easiest species for beginners to care for. They primarily feed on crickets, roaches, waxworms, and other insects no more significant than their body size. Feed young tarantulas every 2-3 days and adult ones once weekly. Make sure all prey items fed are gut-loaded for maximum nutrition. Remove any unwanted items immediately.
Temperature and Humidity
Tarantulas thrive at temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect them from direct sunlight with a ceramic heat emitter. Use damp substrates like coco coir or vermiculite mixed with pesticide-free potting soil to provide enough humidity without leading to mold or bacteria build-up. Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels and mist if necessary.