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  • Peachy
    Peachy13 dni temu

    Having worked at a Petsmart, they don't really care about proper care for animals. They care about sales. I took it upon myself to learn about the animals we sold so customers could make an informed decision. However, if a customer INSISTED on buying 20 goldfish and a small bowl... we had to do it for them. Because $$$

  • Atago1337
    Atago133715 dni temu

    I don't know whats your problem petko, i handle my FISH every day xDD

  • Michelle Moore
    Michelle Moore24 dni temu

    By the description that PetSmart had. WIth the under tank heater, PetSmart was actually endangering the Tarantula. The Tarantula would have gotten dehydrated & eventually die. To PetSmart it is to keep selling you crap (a new animal & the supplies). PetSmart don't care if the previous animal they sold you dies. They just want you to keep buying. Plus, PetSmart's instructions sounded like it would stress out the tarantula more than do it any good. Once a month enclosure changing? Ugh! That would definitely stress the Tarantula out. You only need to change the enclosure environment AFTER the Tarantula MOLTS. To a new larger enclosure. I don't own tarantulas because I have cats. Pretty much to keep my cats safe. Tarantula, like snakes, are unpredictable. That is the only thing that IS predictable about the tarantula is their unpredictability. LMAO... So always use caution in the care of a Tarantula.

  • Clown vfx
    Clown vfxMiesiąc temu

    Hey Petko! I wanted to ask you if it is ok to use the heating thing (with a thermostat) when the temperature goes under 20 celsius degrees and generally if you could give me a few tips on how to keep my B. Hamorii sling

  • JayDulRos96
    JayDulRos96Miesiąc temu

    my chilobrachys once had some left over food but still she grabbed it later and finished it was that normal i mean i just saw you mentioning about pullin out the leftover

  • Trifolium Redfern
    Trifolium RedfernMiesiąc temu

    Unfortunately, never listen to petsmart’s advice. Some associate may know something, but corporate persmart does not care about their animals nor providing the best care. For a good example also take a look at the reptile and small animal care guides. They are absolutely atrocious.

  • Salina Viau
    Salina ViauMiesiąc temu

    The only reason I can think they said they’re advanced is because they are venomous.

  • serve caris
    serve carisMiesiąc temu

    bless you!

  • Sierra's A Smartass
    Sierra's A SmartassMiesiąc temu

    I'd never get a tarantula or any kind of arachnid, but if someone I knew brought up wanting to get one I'd suggest talking to people who have had arachnids or tarantula and the animals have thrived with them. Don't trust pet stores. They just want to make money.

  • Tarantula Sister
    Tarantula SisterMiesiąc temu


  • Christina Gordon
    Christina GordonMiesiąc temu

    Pet smart actually encourage you to use things that will kill the animal you bought

  • Raen Kord
    Raen KordMiesiąc temu

    Yeah I hate our guides for them. I constantly rewrite them for people.

  • Haxan 666
    Haxan 666Miesiąc temu

    I started keeping tatantulas in the mid 80s and most of the care info then was based on reptile keeping, which I had experience of. You would hope that 30 odd years later, companies were more clued up?! So yes, my first spiders were in huge tanks, with heat lamps! After finding the British Tarantula Society my collection grew and I started using heat pads, which were suggested back then by real tarantula experts, such as Andrew Smith. The small care guide that he wrote in 1986 mentions heat cables and pads. And anyone who kept tarantulas at that time probably had thermostats, rheostats and humidity meters?! My tanks were always dripping with water. And then we started to get African species in the hobby which didn't need high humidity. The hobby has changed but not the pet shops by the look of it?

  • JT Haynes
    JT HaynesMiesiąc temu

    Surprised they didnt tell you to put a rock or sponge in the water dish so the Tarantula doesnt drown. lmfao

  • lethe.archive
    lethe.archiveMiesiąc temu

    I love the way your enclosures open!

  • Ty Schnei
    Ty SchneiMiesiąc temu

    Just bought a fireleg at petco. They weren't taking care of her and she was actually listed as a red knee 😂. I had to take her out the enclosure because they couldn't and was about to hurt her.

  • mart
    martMiesiąc temu

    I dont fully agree with the room temperture thing. Some weeks I feel good at 17C other weeks 21C. When youre used to low tempretures (example: when you work outside all day) you feel fine inside at maybe 15 or 16C while other people only feel fine at 24C. I would say keep them at 19-26C and youre good.

    DEEPFEARtv2 miesięcy temu

    Svaka cast na svakom videu,zbog tebe sam zavolio ovu "drugu stranu" zivotinjskog svijeta. Zavolio sam jako puno reptile i na tvojim video zapisima stvarno naucim jako puno o tome.Nabavio sam terrarium i sad pravim poseban enclosure za bearded dragona. Svaka cast na svemu and keep it up.

  • FinnRTK _
    FinnRTK _2 miesięcy temu


  • RAW Go Pro FOOTY!
    RAW Go Pro FOOTY!2 miesięcy temu

    You’re actually really on point about scorpions. Emperors or say Malaysian forest scorpion will need more humidity than species such as the androctonus or death stalker which are desert species. I really enjoy how actually informative you are. WATCH THE DARK DEN AND YOU WILL LEARN THE RIGHT WAYS TO KEEP AND HANDLE YOU’RE ANIMALS!!

  • Ashford's Adventures
    Ashford's Adventures2 miesięcy temu

    Thank you you saved me $220

  • THOSE Xotics
    THOSE Xotics2 miesięcy temu

    As a petsmart employee being extremely active in the reptile and tarantula hobby, all im gonna say is im sorry you all live on the internet and haven't met the actual people employees :/

  • Alexis Mussche
    Alexis Mussche2 miesięcy temu

    Love how i got a pet smart add before the video😂

  • Fancy Dog Lady
    Fancy Dog Lady2 miesięcy temu

    And let’s not even go on how they get and treat the animals they sell...

  • Jack Robson
    Jack Robson2 miesięcy temu

    Idiots that work there disliking this video I guess

  • Hannah Leddy
    Hannah Leddy2 miesięcy temu

    *legitimate confusion* made me cackle

  • iascailt
    iascailt3 miesięcy temu

    12:58 my T. albopilosus actually runs away when I use my phone to look at her lol

  • Gocrazy Max
    Gocrazy Max3 miesięcy temu

    Where did you get the cage from

  • Stacy Fine
    Stacy Fine3 miesięcy temu

    I don’t have T’s, but I know more about taking care of them than that guide just by watching you. I think it’s great that you’re trying to help.

  • silonesrubira
    silonesrubira3 miesięcy temu

    Unrelated but the way you say “wery” instead of “very” makes my heart melt and if you were gay I’d fight entire kingdoms for your precious hand.

  • #OccupyDogtown
    #OccupyDogtown3 miesięcy temu

    You misspelled #PetShart.

  • Tim jensen
    Tim jensen3 miesięcy temu

    Even exotic lair said he's wrong about this video and should be corrected.. thats a nice way of saying it.

  • Tim jensen
    Tim jensen3 miesięcy temu

    Please know he's lying.... you're lying butthead.. stop lying "butthead"

  • Tim jensen
    Tim jensen3 miesięcy temu

    Sorry bro petsmart knows more than you trust me... trust me.. trust me.. my brother works for their corporate and he tells me you know s*** compared to them and ill take his word over you any day. Sorry bro.

  • Matthew Posivy
    Matthew Posivy3 miesięcy temu

    WTF. I've never kept a T and the only things I know about them is what I learned from watching your videos...but the part about feeding the T every day or two was absolute cringe. Anybody with even a basic amount of research would find out that is false information. Really sad to see these pet companies will sacrifice the well being of a person's pet just to make more money.

  • Regan Stormtail
    Regan Stormtail3 miesięcy temu

    Sashenka is so cute!

  • Regan Stormtail
    Regan Stormtail3 miesięcy temu

    There is a similar issue with aquaria.

  • Coolhandluke
    Coolhandluke3 miesięcy temu

    It makes me so sick that there is information like that online

  • Commander Fishy
    Commander Fishy3 miesięcy temu

    I buy my insects in a special insect store so the staff knows what they are doing

  • Dee Mueller
    Dee Mueller3 miesięcy temu

    I'm trying to imagine the look on my vet's face if I brought my rose hair in for swollen joints!?! I have seen him treat farm animals, normal furbabies, a hedgehog once but really not sure if he could keep a straight face during the visit. On that note I currently have a problem with Hairyette. She molted successfully 6 weeks ago and won't eat yet. I look at the fangs when she hangs out on the walls of the enclosure and they look ok. She has always been a picky eater (crickets only). She has outgrown the large crickets sold by the petstore. I hate getting bait crickets because of the possible health issues it could pose. She won't eat horn worms, wax worms or dubia roaches. How long til she has to eat or how can I get her interested in feeding again? She is around 10 yrs old and would love to have her around atleast another 10!

  • Sen Ix
    Sen Ix3 miesięcy temu

    Everyone go to their local pet smart, take video of their enclosures, and share.

  • Andrew Lawton
    Andrew Lawton3 miesięcy temu

    I literally facepalmer at the heat pad on the side.

  • Yuna Gamer
    Yuna Gamer3 miesięcy temu

    If that triggers y’all (Me: TRIGGEREDDDD) y’all should see the petsmart hamster care guide, DONT TAKE THE ADVICEEE, they say hamsters live to about 2 years, not with the care they are giving.

  • noonars1
    noonars13 miesięcy temu

    Thanks Petco I do not have spiders as pets but ordinary wild spiders this information I find very useful

  • Susan Zipf
    Susan Zipf3 miesięcy temu

    Oh, just FYI - if you thing PetSmart is bad, read Pet Co. website on how to care for tarantulas! Feed adults every other day - clean and sanitize their enclosure AT LEAST once a week - it's pretty sad.

  • Susan Zipf
    Susan Zipf3 miesięcy temu

    Pet Smart is not interested in happy healthy animals. They are interested in selling products - the bigger the better.

  • MissMaishka
    MissMaishka3 miesięcy temu

    Even when its more main stream pets, most advice given by pet shops it still totally wrong...... fish are a prime example of this. It’s always best to get your advice and animals for someone that mainly deals with that kinda of animal

  • ElDrunkoDiablo
    ElDrunkoDiablo3 miesięcy temu

    y You are the source when I look up things and I am from Saskatchewan Canada Thanks!!!!

  • XxPurple SkittlezxX
    XxPurple SkittlezxX3 miesięcy temu

    Wtf petsmart.

  • Preston Akin
    Preston Akin3 miesięcy temu

    Thank you Petko, you are a legend and a professional tarantula keeper in my opinion

  • Abigail Schuldt
    Abigail Schuldt3 miesięcy temu

    went to a pet smart and they deadass had an arboreal tarantula in a terrestial cage... smh poor thing

  • American Jedi
    American Jedi3 miesięcy temu

    Pet smart sold me a couple black teddy bear hamsters years ago. They assured me they could live together. One ended up torturously sodomized by the other, and constantly, I had to get a separate cage and double the work. A couple years later, their sign said those hamsters couldn't live together. I wonder how many miserable pairs they sold.

  • Evan Atchums
    Evan Atchums3 miesięcy temu

    Lol he said not an expert on spiders .. you have way too many personal spiders not too be considered an expert

  • ReflexivoArco
    ReflexivoArco3 miesięcy temu

    Petko: They only want Your money! See? Link to purchase special lights, vitamins, food... Also Petko: Hey, also buy my new merch!

  • Kelvin Vin
    Kelvin Vin3 miesięcy temu

    Monster Hunter Song Enenenen.... Ene.... Ene.... Ene....

  • Andreas Nilsson
    Andreas Nilsson3 miesięcy temu

    scorpion can feel the warmth becouse i noticed when i moved to my new apartment , the sun went trough the window in the new animal room i saw my desert skorpion panic and moved alot becouse he had sun rays coming into his encloser

  • Kathy Jones
    Kathy Jones3 miesięcy temu

    it looked like petko had a few brain aneurysms reading this tarantula guide lol.

  • Spider Pickle
    Spider Pickle3 miesięcy temu

    Sounds like a whole lot of cut and paste from the herp care guide to me.

  • Emily Wilhite
    Emily Wilhite3 miesięcy temu

    I have rabbits which you wouldn’t think are that unusual. But pet stores know nothing about them-housing, food, care etc.

  • Peeble Kitty
    Peeble Kitty3 miesięcy temu

    Definitely can vouch for individual tarantulas having differing personalities. I bought a Hondurian Curly Hair tarantula _(Tliltocatl albopilosum)_ in part because I heard they were calm and even-tempered. Now guess who has a fuzzy little devil on her hands? Most of the time when I try to feed her she ignores the prey at first and tries to bite into my tongs (thankfully not in a way that hurts her fangs!) like Sorry hon you can't pierce stainless steel, you got the spirit tho try actually biting the mealworm

  • Phillip Gillett
    Phillip Gillett3 miesięcy temu

    Take that Petsmart!

  • robbin melton
    robbin melton3 miesięcy temu

    I totally agree. They also are selling B Emilias as B Smithis. I wrote them, My daughter is an assistant manager of one of their stores. I doubt they will change anything.

  • Emma Stack
    Emma Stack3 miesięcy temu

    Honestly I work at one of these big chain pet stores and I always recommend someone to look at your or another tarantula keepers videos to learn about the care of tarantulas

  • Pa Pipa
    Pa Pipa4 miesięcy temu

    I guess they just want you to buy it from them. The other stuffs🤫

  • Miranda Stephens
    Miranda Stephens4 miesięcy temu

    Maybe that at 13:55 was for the scorpion not tarantulas? That's what I thought

  • Miranda Stephens
    Miranda Stephens4 miesięcy temu

    Thank you for saying that at 10:25 I am always worried when the room is in the mid to upper 80s°F

  • arthur dent
    arthur dent4 miesięcy temu

    I really wanna know how they expect the limbs of an animal with an exoskeleton to swell? wouldn't it like, explode?

  • MrHavadollar
    MrHavadollar4 miesięcy temu

    Care instructions definitely written by a marketing person or team. America is also strange in a legal sense as to what kinds of pets are considered protected by animal rights laws. I'm pretty sure Pet Smart gets away with this because there's a huge legal gray area on which they can capitalize. Carapace shaming by vertebrate lovers. Lol

  • Mr. B
    Mr. B4 miesięcy temu

    I just purchased a Pink toe from Petsmart but defiantly didn't buy anything else lol. I wasn't planning on buying her(or him) but she was only $27 and around 4inches, so I had to swoop in and buy.

  • Chelsea Nosseck
    Chelsea Nosseck4 miesięcy temu

    :O This is horrifying! Such a huge chain getting it so, so wrong...

  • Mustang McKraken
    Mustang McKraken4 miesięcy temu

    "This is where we enter the stupid zone." 😂😂😂

  • Mustang McKraken
    Mustang McKraken4 miesięcy temu

    Petsmart and Petco are awful. Petco will throw love animals like lizards in a dumpster if they can't sell them, never go to those places.

  • Lena Hummer
    Lena Hummer4 miesięcy temu

    Question: if your room gets kinda cold in the winter, is there any save way to keep the enclousure a bit warmer ? Our flat gets kinda cold in the winter, we often have the heater on, but it still more on the colder side... I would love to have a Tarantula, but the warmth is my concern :/

  • On Chi
    On Chi4 miesięcy temu

    It seems like your tarantulas water dishes are always empty/small or don't have a water dish.

  • rgerdts4169
    rgerdts41694 miesięcy temu

    how do you build your enclosures id like to see that video

  • a genderless goat
    a genderless goat4 miesięcy temu

    Hey Goherping just did this but for lizards and snakes.

  • MrLexGr
    MrLexGr4 miesięcy temu

    ctrl + c, ctrl + v, ctrl + f "reptile", enter, "spider", repeat until "reptile" not found in document

  • Steven Grindey
    Steven Grindey4 miesięcy temu

    Speaking of mould, my p.regalis thought it was a good idea to have an outbreak now, when she's caring for a sac

  • Peas and Karrits
    Peas and Karrits4 miesięcy temu

    Ah, Petsmart....... Whenever I think of tarantulas, I think of Petsmart. I'm a recovering arachnophobe (your channel, among others, helped me, thank you!) and when I was a kid I was very scared of them, especially of spider webs. You know, accidentally put your hand on a web and the surprise EW GROSS reaction it gives you as a kid. As a kid, I was at a Petsmart once for... something for another one of our pets, I'm sure, and there was an employee doing something with a tarantula for sale, probably feeding it. In an effort to show how not scared I was of it, I said something like "wow, imagine how big a web that thing would make." And the employee responded... "Oh it's okay, tarantulas don't make webs." ... I could SEE the web RIGHT THERE in the display, but tarantulas don't make webs, got it. As a 6 year old I was so confused ("Did they make a fake web for it because it can't make its own??") and now as an adult I just... laugh. The sheer lack of training they give their employees... it's one thing if you're just hired to sell the merchandise but if you're taking care of the animals, you need to know what the hell you're doing!!

  • Steffan Lujan
    Steffan Lujan4 miesięcy temu

    The petco by my house has two Ts one is for $159.99 and the other just $59.99 those are USD. I believe I’ve seen both in your collection but I couldn’t get any good pics and they won’t let me see it unless I’m buying and only one person knows how to box it properly. So I get they probably haven’t had a lot of experience through there doors on spiders and Ts

  • Dmitry Bahrt
    Dmitry Bahrt4 miesięcy temu

    I think you should have a pretty big knowledge of animals before your allowed to care for them

  • KatKade
    KatKade4 miesięcy temu

    I picked up the physical pamphlet last time i was in my local PetSmart and I couldn't believe how bad it was. Generally their care packets are always pretty bad.

  • Zara Sashi
    Zara Sashi4 miesięcy temu

    hm... getting information about an animal from a pet store?! if i ever manage to get a spider as pet i will just ask here x) (PS: maybe if my gf and i find a new place, we actually look for something... Sadly she has arachnophobia but she liked kiwi so there is hope!! xD)

  • AkubraJoe !
    AkubraJoe !4 miesięcy temu

    in theory, if the feeder is given any supplements, the T would get those nutrients too, right?

  • Adam Kováč
    Adam Kováč4 miesięcy temu

    Hi is there a way how can I send you some animals? I´d like to give you some grubs of Pachnoda iskuulka then some tarantulas.

  • Shelby may
    Shelby may4 miesięcy temu

    The PetSmart I work at totally agrees with your video!! We actually do print off our own customized care guides, because we know that the corporation provided one isn't adequate and gives bad advice. We also have a season tarantula keeper that works here too so he's pretty knowledgeable and helps everyone know the correct way to care for them! This is one thing that unfortunately the associates and managers cannot control and its all run by the home office on a case by case basis :( I am hoping in the future this corporation decides to change their current information with new and correct information. And its not just the tarantulas that have incorrect info in their care guides :(

  • Abdul Tv Strange Hobbies
    Abdul Tv Strange Hobbies4 miesięcy temu

    I hope i can travel to your den T.T

  • noonars1
    noonars14 miesięcy temu

    I love spiders Thankyou for all the information about them I learn all the time from your videos

  • Calvin Won
    Calvin Won4 miesięcy temu

    I'm surprised that you are surprised by the misinformation from Petsmart. Just about every pet store and online caresheet is flat out wrong. This video reminds me of at least half of the threads on Arachnoboards. Tarantulas are literally a couple steps above a pet rock! I can whip up a caresheet right now: 1. Coco fiber 2. No more than 2x diagonal legspan (DLS) of vertical space for terrestrials, extra vertical space for arboreals if you choose 3. Something dark and sturdy to hide in 4. Full water dish 5. Room temp (anywhere from 70-95F) 6. One meal every 2-4 weeks 7. If it's on its back, leave it alone for a week. Then pull the molt out, take a picture of it on your face, and text it to your mom. Treat most tarantulas like this, and they will live a long and healthy life! This is exactly what I do for all 20 species I currently own. Haven't heard from my mom in while, though:/

  • Kelvin Vin
    Kelvin Vin4 miesięcy temu

    Enjoy Today!!!!!

  • Reptile Master
    Reptile Master4 miesięcy temu

    The only reason im gonna use a 10 gal on a tarantula is the price

  • gigis tarantulas
    gigis tarantulas4 miesięcy temu

    Everytime me and my step mom go to one of these stores and see a t we buy it last month we got a avicularia avicularia that was missing 2 legs the rose hair we got was serverly dehydrated and my avicularia avicularia was being kept in a terrestrial enclosure with no water at all and bone dry nothing but dirt. So we seek them out in these pet stores and buy them to to save them

  • bluntarooni
    bluntarooni4 miesięcy temu

    "you wont pick up fish right" petco 2020

  • Landen Johnson
    Landen Johnson4 miesięcy temu

    Bruh, the petco near me has "fancy tarantulas" for sale, one being a B. hamorri, and the other being a B. Boehmei

  • Tin man 64
    Tin man 644 miesięcy temu

    My rose lived 18 years and got to the point that when I cam close she would tap on the glass . Miss her lol

  • Kenneth Reyes
    Kenneth Reyes4 miesięcy temu

    The car required for tarantulas is 1/1,000,000 of that of a dog or cat. The lowest maintenance pet you could ever ask for.

  • Hillbilly Ohio
    Hillbilly Ohio4 miesięcy temu

    They need to add " D0 not use fake Human skulls in the terrarium " lol

  • kommerk
    kommerk4 miesięcy temu

    I keep tarantulas and emperor scorpions for more than 20 years but today I learned some totally new advice 😂😂😂😂 thank you Petko the PetPro for correcting them! BTW I pick my fish up daily after feeding them multiple times while changing the water and plants twice a week.

  • Kyra S.
    Kyra S.4 miesięcy temu

    oh that guide makes me wanna cry

  • Tim Sawyer
    Tim Sawyer4 miesięcy temu

    Yes sir, you are correct, a standard 10 gallon aquarium is way to big for a Rose Hair.. But not just because of it's size, also the height is way to much. If they climb to try and scurry across the top, which a lot of species will do, they could easily rupture their abdomen from that fall. A 10 gallon would be big enough for the largest T's, bird eaters and what not.. You might also consider putting a bunch of substrate in them and dividing it in half, maybe even quarters, to put 2-4 heavy diggers (fossorial) in there.