Welcome to petbugs.co.za

We are the oldest online tarantula shop in SA and many of the tarantulas currently in the SA hobby were first bred by my husband Tim Surman. I have since taken over the running of Petbugs, but the same high quality, excellent service and passion for the animals remains the same.


Orders may be collected Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm in Wonderboom South, Pretoria. Please arrange a time for collection a day ahead.

071 485 0705 (Please note this number is ONLY for collections and not for any other use. )

Although losses are rare, all live stock is couriered at your own risk. We properly pack spiders for courier to assure their safe arrival but once they have left our premises, we cannot take responsibility for the package.

If you do not want to take the risk of courier, you can collect at our premises or arrange your own courier service.

As soon as we receive proof of payment we send the next day. We only send Monday to Wednesday to assure your parcel arrives before the weekend.

Only EFT facilities are currently available, but credit card facilities will be added shortly.


There are 2 ways of ordering:

Just add any items that you wish to purchase to your cart. Once you are done proceed to checkout. The banking details are listed on the checkout page. Quotes are only valid for 48 hours, please do the transfer within this period, or the order will be cancelled.

The second way is to email us your order and we will send back a quote with all necessary details.

Please send us an email at tim@petbugs.co.za if you encounter any problems