5 Inverts I DO NOT Recommend and WHY.

In this blog post, I will be sharing five invertebrates that I do not recommend as pets and the reasons behind my decision.


Hey there, fellow critter lovers! Today, I want to chat about a topic that might raise some eyebrows – the invertebrates that I, as an enthusiast in the field, would steer clear of getting. As much as we adore our eight-legged pals, not all of them are ideal for a cozy home setup. So, without further ado, let me spill the beans on the top five inverts that wouldn’t get the green light from me and explain why.

The Not-So-Recommended Invertebrates

1. Binx the Black Widow Plushie

First up, let’s address the iconic black widow spider plushie. While this limited edition item may seem enticing to some, I must caution against it. These spiders, known for their venomous bite, might not be the safest cuddle buddies, even in plush form.

2. Trapdoor Spiders

Next on my list are the mysterious trapdoor spiders. Sure, they have a fascinating way of life, but these sneaky creatures may not be the most social or active pets. Don’t be surprised if your trapdoor spider decides to stay undercover most of the time, even after unboxing.

3. Camel Spiders

Ah, the elusive camel spiders. These arachnids, although captivating in their own right, require specialized care that might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Thriving best in their natural habitat, these creatures find captivity a bit restrictive and need ample space to roam freely.

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4. Halloween Moon Crabs

While the name might evoke thoughts of spooky fun, Halloween Moon crabs might not be the ideal choice for a pet owner looking for a trouble-free experience. These colorful crustaceans often come with a set of challenges in captivity, ranging from dietary needs to tank conditions.

5. Mystery Invertebrate X

Lastly, let’s touch on the mysterious Invertebrate X. While the allure of the unknown can be thrilling, sometimes it’s best to stick with critters that have well-documented care requirements. Taking a gamble on exotic inverts without ample research can lead to unexpected hurdles down the line.

So there you have it, my top picks for invertebrates that I would think twice about adding to my collection. Remember, each critter comes with its unique set of needs and quirks, so always do your homework before making a commitment.


In conclusion, the world of invertebrate pets is vast and varied, offering a plethora of options for enthusiasts. However, not all critters may fit seamlessly into every pet owner’s lifestyle. It’s essential to consider the specific care requirements and potential challenges that come with each invert before making a decision. By staying informed and selecting pets that align with your abilities and preferences, you can create a fulfilling and harmonious relationship with your critter companions.


  1. Why are black widow spiders not recommended as pets?
  2. Do trapdoor spiders make good display pets?
  3. What sets camel spiders apart from other invertebrates in terms of care?
  4. What dietary challenges do Halloween Moon crabs pose to owners?
  5. How can I best prepare for bringing home a lesser-known invertebrate like Invertebrate X?
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