I've been thinking about this for a while now. Since a lot of the houses and apartments around here don't allow pets like cats and dogs, I thought a tarantula would make a pretty good pet. Right now, we have some fish and two turtles, but they are boring and stupid! I think having a giant spider that I can play with and train to bite people would be the bee's knees.
Has anyone else had or know of anyone who's had a pet tarantula? I just read the article on wikipedia on them and said they could be bought for around $50, and they sound like they would be easy to take care of.