BOSTON (CBS) – A “super-rare creature” is up for adoption through MSPCA-Angell, though this pet may not be for everyone.
Gwen, who is most likely a female Rose Hair tarantula, was surrendered this week when her family moved to a new home and couldn’t take their pet along. Gwen is about the size of a teacup saucer.
The tarantula is four years old and could live for another 15 years.
According to MSPCA-Angell director of adoption centers and programs Mike Keiley, Gwen has created “quite a buzz” among staff.
“It’s always interesting for our staff and volunteers when a tarantula comes into our care as they are so unusual for us to see at the adoption center,” he said.
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According to MSPCA, tarantula care is not difficult, but Gwen will require time and attention to thrive.
“We’re looking for a dedicated owner that can keep up with Gwen’s specialized care, and someone experienced with Tarantulas more generally,” said Keiley.
Anyone interested in adopting Gwen can email email@example.com for more information.