I hope this doesn't come across as being critical, I'm really just worried about your safety. You are a beautiful young lady, and you've got a beautiful spider there with you. I saw your pictures in your other threads of you you Burmese and your equines. The "Burm" looks very healthy. And I love your donkey, I have two donkeys in my area at the zoo that I have taken care of for the past 11 years. Love 'em!The urticarious hairs of tarantulas are poorly recognised as potential ocular irritants. Interestingly and alarmingly, Chilean Rose tarantulas are the most popular and widely available spiders on the market because of their hardiness, docility, and apparently harmless, non-venomous nature. They are often bought for children.
Our clinical experience suggests that the transfer from spider to hand to eye of urticarious hairs form the Chilean Rose tarantula may result in devastating ocular inflammation. We recommend not handling tarantulas routinely. If people must handle tarantulas then we suggest that they wear gloves, avoid rubbing the eyes during handling, and thoroughly wash their hands after handling to minimise the transfer of hairs. Raising awareness of this issue among those selling tarantulas and owners will hopefully prevent further cases.