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What to do before getting a Regal (or any) jumping spider.

Considering adopting a Regal jumping spider? They make fantastic pets! Here are some essential steps to consider.

1. Research: Before buying a regal jumping spider, it is important to research the species and its care requirements. You can find information on the internet, in books, or by talking to an expert. This will help you understand the spider's needs and whether you are ready to take care of it.

2. Find a reputable seller: Once you have decided to buy a regal jumping spider, it is important to find a reputable seller. You can look for a local pet store or breeder who specializes in spiders. Make sure to ask questions about the spider's origin and quality of care. Look for spiders that are alert, active, and have good coloring. Avoid purchasing any spiders with swollen eyes, signs of infection, or other visible ailments.

3. Prepare the enclosure: Regal jumping spiders require a small enclosure with an even amount of horizontal and vertical space, in addition to different materials to climb/web on.The enclosure should be secure, breathable, and easy to clean.

4. Maintain the enclosure: Once you have set up the enclosure, it is important to maintain it properly. This includes cleaning the enclosure regularly, providing fresh water, and feeding the spider appropriately. Regal jumping spiders are good eaters that start off by eating fruit flies but transition into larger feeder insects. Food must be smaller than their abdomen.

5. Handle with care: Regal jumping spiders are very smart, curious, and fun spiders. They tend to take an interest in their owners and can even be trained to some degree ⁵. However, they are also delicate creatures that can be easily injured. Therefore, whenever you handle your Regal Jumping Spider, do it above a soft surface.I hope this guide helps you. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

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