Does anyone know what type of spider this is and and if i’m able to keep it as a pet?
- daniel gLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
This is a jumping spider, Salticidae family..looks like Phidippus cardinalis species or similar.
These and similar are perhaps the most popular pets spider next to tarantulas.
There are a good many keeping guides and sites dedicated to keeping these and other true spiders.
You might even check out the jumping spider group on facebook.
What I now of these are a bit more shy than the bold jumper, curious, very people friendly.
Loads of youtube videos of these.
My last pet jumper, a Platycryptus californicus, she found me, noticed her on my hand checking me out.
Had her over 9 months, died not long after having a round of babies:
Just a hunch, your little friend is an adult male, likely live a bit into winter, your call to keep or not, there are always more.
- Anonymous12 months ago
Let it stay in the wild, it's not a toy for humans.