Though rarely offered the Mexican Blood leg Tarantula is easily one of the best beginner tarantulas on the market! A combination of the colour and gentle disposition makes the Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula an excellent pet species. They have the same requirements as the Mexican Red Knee and are often mistaken for being in the Brachypelma family and has similar colouration Mexican Fire Leg (Brachypelma Bohemi) but is smaller in size . However unlike Mexican Red Knees and Fire Legs which readily flick hair when disturbed this species lot less nervous and rarely flick hair even when provoked. They are a very long lived species and take up to 10 years to reach full size.