When you get a new pet of any variety, you need to know or learn the basics of caring for your pet. This includes spiders as well. Unless you don’t care that your spider will get free, roam your house, and spread eggs, then you need to be informed of the basics of spider care.
However, spiders are relatively easy to manage and take care of. If you’re willing to spend a little time getting insects and spritzing in water in the spider’s container, then you don’t have to spend tons of time on your spider. Do you have a name for your spider? Check out this fun family blog Kidzable for a lot of unique spider pet name ideas.
Get an Appropriately Sized Container
Just as your dog’s kennel size depends on their breed, the spider’s size and type deserves a specific container. Go to a pet store or research online to see what size of container your spider will need. Tarantulas often have cages that are large enough for them to crawl around in and not feel cramped. You can find spider cages at your local pet store or through a reputable seller online.
Get Breathing Holes
Make sure your spider has air. If you’re making a homemade spider cage, punch some small holes into the top so your spider has air to breathe in and out. Don’t make them too big or your spider could crawl out!
Just as you do with fish, get some decorations for your spider. A few leaves or branches should be enough for a spider to make a home for itself. It often likes a place to hide and sleep.
Feed the Spider
The spider will be dependent on you for food, so make sure to get an insect or two for your spider. Most spiders can eat ants, flies, meal worms, and more. Make sure the insect is below or about half the size of your spider. Any more than that and you might find your spider fighting for its life.
Make sure to spritz water for the spider to exist on. A good spray or two should be enough each day. This is not for them to drink, but to keep the humidity and moisture under control. Don’t drown them, but make sure that its not a desert either.