Tarantula Species

If you are looking for Tarantula Species that can make good pets, then you are in the right place.

Below are some of the top pet tarantula species for beginner and intermediate enthusiasts.

Tarantula Species

Rose Haired Tarantula

Rose hair tarantula (Grammostola rosea)
Rose hair tarantula (Grammostola rosea)
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Grammostola rosea, G. spatulata, G. cala
  • Other Names: Chilean Red-haired Tarantula, Chilean fire tarantula, Chilean rose hair tarantula, Rose hair tarantula
  • Adult Size: 3 inches
  • Lifespan: 20 years
  • Average Price Range: $20 to $100 per spider

Arizona Blonde Tarantula

Arizona Blonde Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes)
Arizona Blonde Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes)
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Aphonopelma chalcodes
  • Other Names: Western desert tarantula, Mexican blond tarantula
  • Adult Size: 3 to 4 inches
  • Lifespan: 24 years
  • Average Price Range: $30 to $200 per spider

Pink Toe Tarantula

Pink Toe Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia)
Pink Toe Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia)
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Avicularia avicularia
  • Other Names: Pinktoe Tarantula
  • Adult Size: 3 to 5 inches
  • Lifespan: 10 years
  • Average Price Range: $20 to $40 per spider

Mexican Red Knee Tarantula

Mexican red knee tarantula on white background
Mexican red knee tarantula on white background
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Brachypelma hamorii
  • Adult Size: 7 to 8 inches
  • Lifespan: 30 years
  • Average Price Range: $40 to $300 per spider

Curly Hair Tarantula

Curlyhair Tarantula
Curlyhair Tarantula
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Tliltocatl albopilosus, (formerly Brachypelma albopilosum)
  • Other Names: Curlyhair tarantula, Wooly Tarantula, Black curly-hair tarantula, Birdeater curly haired tarantula spider
  • Adult Size: 3 to 6 inches
  • Lifespan: Males: 9 to 10 years; Females: up to 20 years
  • Average Price Range: $20 to $50 per spider

Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula

Chaco golden knee tarantula in the wild
Chaco golden knee tarantula in the wild
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Grammostola pulchripes
  • Other Names: Formerly known as the Grammostola aureostriata
  • Adult Size: 7 to 8 inches
  • Lifespan: Males: 6 to 7 years; Females: 20 to 25 years
  • Average Price Range: $30 to $60 per spider

Brazilian Black Tarantula

Brazilian Black Tarantula
Brazilian Black Tarantula
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Grammostola pulchra
  • Adult Size: 6 to 7 inches
  • Lifespan: About 20 years
  • Average Price Range: $70 to $150 per spider

Stripe Knee Tarantula

Striped knee tarantula (Zebra tarantula) on ground surrounded by plants
Striped knee tarantula (Zebra tarantula) on ground surrounded by plants
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Scientific Name: Aphonopelma seemanni
  • Other Names: Striped-knee tarantula, Zebra Tarantulas
  • Adult Size: 5 to 6 inches
  • Lifespan: Males: up to 5 years; Females: Up to 18 years
  • Average Price Range: $20 to $100 per spider

Cobalt Blue Tarantula

Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum)
Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum)
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Scientific Name: Haplopelma lividum
  • Other Names: Formerly known as Haplopelma lividum
  • Adult Size: Around 5 inches
  • Lifespan: Males: 10 to 20 years; Females: 20 to 25 years
  • Average Price Range: $50 to $100 per spider

Green Bottle Blue Tarantula

Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Scientific Name: Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
  • Adult Size: 4.5 to 6 inches
  • Lifespan: Males: around 4 years; Females: 12 to 14 years
  • Average Price Range: $40 to $80 per spider

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