Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

The Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula is typically a calm and docile arachnid. It is a nocturnal creature that hunts at night and burrows in the ground for cover during the day.

This tarantula gets its name from the reddish, pink or copper-colored hairs that cover its body. They also have eight eyes and two large fangs. When threatened, the chilean rose haired tarantula will shoot out spine-like hairs from its abdomen that will cause a painful irritation on its predator. 

South America

At A Glance


Deserts and dry grasslands of South America


Insects, Lizards, Mealworms and Small Mammals


Chile, Bolivia and Argentina