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    Eeek! Spider!

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    Re: Eeek! Spider!

    OMGosh LOL!!! I am terrified of spiders too so I completely understand, but I just have to laugh picturing the scene of you running and screaming with the birds running after you screaming after you! LOL
    It would have made a great America's Funniest Videos moment - if you hadn't been half naked and all.


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    so your in the and
    a spider so you and the
    run from the bathroom
    and call the spider

    i am so totally bored...can't you tell????

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    LOL! You illustrated it so beautifully!
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    Haa haha ! That's great! What a funny picture.

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    Ahahaha! That's hilarious. I love when they decide to run instead of fly, Otter does that all the time. He manages to climb down his cage to the floor then waddles over to where I am and just stares up at me like, "ok pick me up now". I just look at him like, "you know you can FLY right?" Cracks me up!
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    haha! i can just picture the terrified birds waddling into ur room! ur brother isn't going to let u live this down, is he??? lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1225 View Post
    haha! i can just picture the terrified birds waddling into ur room! ur brother isn't going to let u live this down, is he??? lol!
    No, probably not. Haha, he just added to the list of stupid things Ive done when a spider was around.

    The best one to this day was when I was at boarding school and I didn't realize that a spider had made his home above my front door at home. One night (when I was home for a homeweekend) I was out with friends and it got cold. So we went to my house and I just ran in the house to grab a sweater and then go to a movie. When I was running back outside I opened the door and there was a spider at eye level, hanging from the door frame. I literally dropped to the floor staring at the thing the WHOLE time and started crying my eyes out and then crawled back as fast as I could. I can only imagine what my friends saw, because they didn't see the spider. Best yet is the fact we had company over so they witnessed the WHOLE thing.

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    Oh... my goodness... LOL My eyes were watering up with laughter as I read that.... XD LOL I have a bit of an arachnaphobia too.... but I mostly only freak out if the spider is touching... or about to touch me.... or if it's in my bed... or somwhere I want to go... or in the stairwell... or... or.. or... you get the picture...

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    I hate spiders also......I have a hard time killing them cause I don't like hearing the crunch when they are stepped on and for fear they will get on me. I can't stand to turn a page in a book with a spider or snake picture on it.
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    LOL to funny!! I love it when our birds do daggy things like that!

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    Hah I thought this was going to be a story about a bird who runs away from spiders, hissing all the way (like mine) this is so much better. Cute. Running birds are just so adorable for some reason.

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    lol, funny story. The birds all lined up running must have been a sight.

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    Our cockatiel and lovebird do alot of walking around. Anyone else old enough to remember the song 'Poor little Robin, walkin' walkin' walkin' to Missouri. He can't afford to fly'. I think of that song every time I see them walking and can picture a minature valise in their beek.

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    i'm a 44 year-old man and as such obviously not scared of spiders, but when i moved a piece of wood in the flat last week with the intention of putting it in the birds cage this really big hairy bugger ran at me and i didn't say several rude words and neither did i run away quite fast, honest...

    though joking apart, spiders are very good house-mates to have, as it is a sign that you don't have mice or rats.

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    Wanna meet one of my spiders?

    This is Eclipse. She's absolutely lovely and the most nice natured tarantula I have ever met. I brought her up from a teeny spiderling, so now she must be about 7 years old.


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    Re: Eeek! Spider!

    colin-how do spiders tell you if your house is mice/rat free...i've never heard of that before!?!?!

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    Hehe, this may sound weird... BUT I am not scared of tarantulas, they are really interesting. When I was younger we had one as a class pet. I held it all the time. He would sit on my shoulder or the top of my head. I loved it. It was a sad day when he passed. Its those little creepy spiders that scare me!!!

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    Wow, she's beautiful. How do you know she's a girl? Do they have personalities like birds or rats or other small animals?

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    Re: Eeek! Spider!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferin View Post
    colin-how do spiders tell you if your house is mice/rat free...i've never heard of that before!?!?!
    because the mice or rats would eat the spiders. hence, if you have spiders in your house you don't have vermin. simple and quite logical when you think about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdmad Girl View Post
    Wanna meet one of my spiders?

    This is Eclipse. She's absolutely lovely and the most nice natured tarantula I have ever met. I brought her up from a teeny spiderling, so now she must be about 7 years old.

    crikey...

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    How do you know she's a girl? Do they have personalities like birds or rats or other small animals?
    When they shed their skins, there is a method of sexing that involves looking inside the empty shed for a small flap of skin, which indicates the sex.

    I have two, and they are both very different in personality. I wouldn't compare it to a rat, because rats are quite intelligent, whereas I feel the tarantuals behave more depending on their natural instincts. Eclipse is very comfortable with me and handling in general and seems to like it, whereas my other one, Emilia, is a total nut case whenever anything disturbs her, so she is best left alone.

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    I had a tarantula when I was a teenager. Renfield. Named after a character in Dracula that eats flies. He bled to death after a molt, and so, alas, he would eat no more flies.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdmad Girl View Post
    When they shed their skins, there is a method of sexing that involves looking inside the empty shed for a small flap of skin, which indicates the sex.

    I have two, and they are both very different in personality. I wouldn't compare it to a rat, because rats are quite intelligent, whereas I feel the tarantuals behave more depending on their natural instincts. Eclipse is very comfortable with me and handling in general and seems to like it, whereas my other one, Emilia, is a total nut case whenever anything disturbs her, so she is best left alone.
    Huh! Who know they could be sociable! I thought they were just to look at. When they shed their skin, does all that fuzz come off too? What does a naked tarantula look like?

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    are they Brachypelma smithis or Brachypelma emilia or one of each??? I've gotta young Grammastola rosea myself and want an Avicularia Versicolor

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