(Original post by LavenderBlueSky88)
OP. You said in another thread you used to be scared of spiders? How did you get over your fear? I'm terrified of them, even the tiny ones! I know they're harmless but they always seem to want to torment me! (just the other day one landed on my head while I was showering! Lol)
Ok, let's begin with a thread link but I'll explain my story and how to do it!
So that's where I started out.
My phobia, I used to be really scared, I couldn't watch tv or read books in which it had a spider in it. I couldn't look or even touch a photo of spider and if I did I had to wash my hands! And if the little spider touch one of stuff, I demanded it to be washed. It was really BAD!
To start. So to what I did was start with photos, look at photos daily, until you feel sick, so what I did was on Facebook, I liked loads of tarantula pages which posted pics daily, so I had no escape, once I felt comfortable with this, I moved on to videos, watched vids of them molting, feeding, moving, and I realised how delicate and emotional these creatures are, they can suffer from DKS, dyskinetic syndrome in which to little stimuli, they violently jerk. At this point, it's terminal like cancer, and they'll soon die.
Once I was happy with the look and ok to look at them, I moved on the real meanies, tarantulas, I have a local reptile shop, so I would watch these guys all day if I could, and they were so cool. Ad then one day, to confirm, I handled a Tarantula, it was scary at first but at the same time awesome, I had this delicate creature in my hand, he was furry and warm, hardly moved ad he feet were really weird, their really sticky as they covered in villi like things which help to grip and lay web, they also have tiny claws on their feet.
Then came the bug shows and I bought a Tarantula, since then, I have been hooked and have bought more T's
So see what scared you about them,
Stare at it, long and hard
Move on to the real thing
And if you can buy one, THEY ARE AWESOME, and currently mine is molting!! Good luck and I'm here if you need more help.
CONFRONT YOUR FEAR!