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I’m Bella!

The Chilean rose tarantula is from South America. Bella means ‘beautiful’ in Spanish.

I’m calm & friendly.

Chilean rose tarantulas are generally quiet and calm animals.

I love hair & beauty. As they grow, a Chilean rose tarantula will shed their hair and moult their skin.


But I also like digging in the dirt.

These are the hardy ground-dwelling, burrowing spiders. They don't spin webs to catch their prey – they are ambush predators.

I can get annoyed easily.

These spiders have small hairs covering their body which they can throw in defence. These cause itchiness and redness. Chilean rose tarantulas feed on a variety of invertebrates as well as small vertebrates like mice, frogs and lizards.

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