Hi, so recently I got my adorable rosey (a week ago) and she is currently watching me haha, but any way I have questions about my lovely rosey. So she has been perfect with handling and I did handle her first day I got her she was fine and wasn't scared but now when I try petting her or even taking the lid off her cage she reacts and gets scared she hasn't gotten into a defensive pose or bit me also twice while handling her she has spread her mouth and looked as if to bite me i shook my hand to stop her just incase was she trying to bite me? and ive read about molting and she is acting in the way a tarantula about to molt is but I don't know, if she is a bit scared when should I try to handle her again she isn't stressed anymore (I think) she has put up webs and has been eating she is a young tarantula about a bit smaller than a hockey puck but I have no idea how old she is does anyone know how old she is?
You should avoid the temptation:
to flush her down the toilet, or put her in the garbage disposal unit, if you find her lying on her back with her legs in the air.
That was my mistake with the first few dozen tarantulas, that I bought to intimidate my wife with.
I eventually realised that they were just moulting, and it was more cost effective to flush the wife down there instead.
PS - I wouldn't have flushed the wife at all, if she hadn't taken to lying on her back with her legs in the air.