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Can you have a Pet Funnel Web Spider? Legal Safe Funnel Web Spider, Where are they for Sale?

Funnel web spiders are among the most dangerous creatures on earth, with the deadliest venom of all spiders. Consequently, they have become a subject of fascination and fear around the world. So can you keep one as a pet? In most cases, the answer is no. This is due quite simply to the extreme danger that the spider’s deadly venom holds to the owner as well as the general public. If you do manage to obtain and possess one legally, be very careful, as its bite can easily kill you. Purchase of a funnel web spider is rare, but can be made through specialty animal dealers in some cases.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Keeping the above mentioned animal as a pet may be dangerous or illegal. We do not condone selling illegal pets, nor do we guarantee that pet suppliers will carry the animal in question. Capturing and keeping wild animals is illegal and dangerous. Do not engage in this activity.

by Susan White on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 01:57
Hi, I have legally purchased a funnel web spider. I bought her from a pet shop in the ACT. So it looks like us canberrans can buy and keep them without any problems. I will also agree that they are deadly, however the funnel web is a very misunderstood creature. But are not as bad as everyone thinks. My girl will run from a fight, but will happily attack if cornered. A female funnel web are one of the best spiders to own, she lives in her burrow and never comes out. She only has to eat a mouse once every two weeks, after which I clean her enclosure. Which many would consider risky but with the proper setup can be completed very safely. But one should not get complacent as there is still a risk of a bite.

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