The orange-ring velvet spider, Eresus walckenaeri, is quite striking with its vivid orange markings and soft, velvety body. If you’re considering one as a pet, they need a moderate space with a mix of soil and sand since they’re fond of making burrows, making them sort of like a mix between a tarantula in nature, and a jumping spider in appearance. Their diet is standard for spiders: insects like crickets or mealworms. Always have a water dish available for them. They’re generally calm spiders, but they can be a bit reclusive, often staying in their burrows.