- Apr 25, 2017
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Yeah, you really need to piss them off to get a bite, and they have an unmistakeable threat display. With tarantulas it’s the urticating hairs that they kick off their backside that can really bother you. Get a bird eater’s hair in your eye, you’ll wish it bit you instead. That’s New World tarantulas though, the ones without the hairs might rely more on bite, I dunno.I assume birdeaters are pretty docile towards humans, like tarantulas. In Texas, I'd occassionally find tarantulas in the yard, and you can pick them up and pet them and they don't mind at all.