Log In
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Pet tarantulas risk to owners' eyes

4th January 2010

Doctors have warned people who keep pet tarantula spiders that they should wear eye protection when cleaning out cages.

A doctor in Leeds reported that a man had visited his clinic suffering from an eye inflammation after he cleaned out his spider's cage. The spider had released a fine mist of hairs from its abdomen in order to protect itself. David Field, director of the Zoological Society of London, said: "I advise anybody keeping such tarantulas as pets to be aware of the danger."


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Pet tarantulas risk to owners' eyes
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13619
Date Added: 4th Jan 2010


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Vegetables could lower risk of Alzheimer's

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Uncommon rheumatoid arthritis sign linked to eyes


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2018