When the two of us had to evacuate due to flooding I made sure to take all of my pets.
- Much to my sibling’s horror, this included all 12 of my pet tarantulas! She doesn’t enjoy my spider pets particularly much but I couldn’t leave them behind to drown! Thankfully my sibling was understanding as well as let me take the tarantulas to her dwelling.
She didn’t have a shelf for me to put my pets on, like I have at my dwelling, so I had to put their tanks all on the floor in the living room. Soon after my arrival the group of us opted to go out to dinner. When the group of us got back to the dwelling my sibling was the first to notice that my tarantulas were running around in their tanks… It was freaking him out. This is certainly not normal behavior. It is actually strange for all 12 of the tarantulas to be doing it at the same time too. But it wasn’t long before I figured out what was happening. It turns out that my sibling has underfloor heating. My spiders were getting especially warm on the heated floors while the group of us were having dinner. Being cold blooded pets, they get very active when it is warm. So I moved the spiders off of the heated floors as well as onto the kitchen table. They all settled back down in a little bit of time. I better go out as well as purchase a new shelf system for the spiders though. I don’t really believe that my brother will appreciate them living on the kitchen table for a couple of days as well as I don’t want to put them back down on the radiant heated floors. Hopefully we are able to get back home sooner than later.