We are not buying any pets right now because we are not sure what the various customs regulations will be for bringing animals into other countries. So the boys are making due with natural pets. They have captured two pet spiders named "Spidey" and "Web." The two ginormous ones in the picture are not the ones in their jar, thank goodness. They have been capturing ants to feed their pet spiders and have been researching the various types of spiders and their characteristics. Life aboard our boat is not for the squeamish.