Ref. my website if need be: http://massmorels.com/images/Tarantu...ea/G.rosea.htm
Think it's about time I chime in here.
1. G. rosea is the PERFECT beginner T. I'd say 99% of them are docile and chill to the point where you can just put your hand down flat in front of them, give them a slight nudge on the butt until they walk onto your hand, and then just pick them up.
2. All tarantulas are venomous (not poisonous), but not at a level that can kill a human. A bite will hurt, don't get me wrong. But no more than a bee sting..
3. I can help you get any T (species), any size, and any sex. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
4. The strange habits people are referring to with Rosies are their eating habits and mood swings. One day they are your best friend, and the next they may just want to be left alone. The best way to find out what mood your tarantula is in is to GENTLY touch their butt with the eraser end of a pencil. If they spin around and strike at it, either their really hungry, or really pissy. Also, Rosies tend to just quit eating for long periods of time for no apparent reason. So people tend to think something is wrong with their T or that they are about to molt (shed).
5. This is NOT AT ALL TRUE:
Anything else I may have missed?