It can be a fascinating hobby. They are interesting to watch, take up relatively little space, and are fairly easy to maintain. However, tarantulas aren’t the best choice if you want a pet you can handle, as they do have venomous bites. There are around 1,000 species of tarantulas in the Theraphosidae family. They are native to many areas and climates, including places that are arid, subtropical, and tropical. One of the more popular species kept as a pet is the Chilean rose (Grammostola rosea), a hardy spider native to Chile that’s generally easy to care for.