230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Curly Hair Tarantula

The Curly Hair Tarantula (also called a Wooly Tarantula) has become one of the most popular pet tarantulas. It has a round body that’s covered with short dark bristles and longer golden bristles that give it a golden shine. It is relatively hardy and sedate, which makes it ideal for those who are new to raising tarantulas as pets.

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Costa Rica


Dark body with longer golden bristles

Size & Lifespan

Needs a temperature between 75-85°F


Curly Hair Tarantulas are mellow and tolerant pets, but they dislike being held and are not a good choice for children to own.


Eats live crickets and other large insects.


A small (5-10 gallon) tank is suitable. Add lots of substrate with either driftwood, a hollow log, or an artificial shelter for a hide house.


Adults can reach 5.5 inches. Can live 8-10 years (females), or about 4 years (males).