In 2011 my 15 year old cat passed away, followed by my wife’s cat a few years later, and lastly Sadsack, “our” Staffy last year.
My wife is now itching to get a new pet, though accepts that a cat or dog is not currently ideal due to frequently being away from home and thus needing to arrange care/etc.
She has therefore taken the kids on a trip to a local petshop, checking out fish and birds and axolotls and blue tongue lizards and, and, and…
I’m frankly not sure I am interested in us getting another pet right now anyways as we are renting, but I somehow keep coming back to the same idea…
I should preface this by saying - I am hugely Arachnophobic!!! So, I really don’t know why I would even consider this idea… But whilst our 2 younger kids have no fear of spiders (yet), apparently I have “damaged” our 9 year old, who is incredibly phobic too… So… maybe having a 6" tarantula in the house may be a good thing??
(Really bad psychology I’m sure! Immersive therapy, I think it’s called, but probably best left to professionals!)
Does anyone here keep spiders as pets? What led to the decision? I’ve just spent an hour on YouTube watching people handling their pets… I’m sure I’m going to have nightmares… but… well, some of them seem quite majestic…