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How long can a tarantula live?

    Tarantulas have a rather long lifespan compared to many other arthropods. The lifespan of a tarantula primarily depends on the species, with some living for just a few years and others living for several decades. On average, most tarantulas live for around 10 to 15 years, although this can vary.

    Factors such as gender, habitat conditions, and the overall health of the tarantula can also influence its lifespan. Females, in general, tend to live longer than males. This is because males usually die shortly after reaching sexual maturity, as part of their natural life cycle, following successful mating. Females, on the other hand, can live for a much longer time, with some species living up to 30 years or more.

    Proper care and a suitable habitat are crucial for ensuring a tarantula’s longevity. Providing a well-maintained enclosure with appropriate temperature, humidity, and feeding habits can greatly contribute to a tarantula’s lifespan. Regular veterinary check-ups and prompt treatment of any health issues are also important for ensuring a tarantula’s well-being and extending its lifespan.


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