People like to have pets, but in a space colony there’ll be limited food supply, and the importance for recycling everything. That means there will not be very much left over to get a pet of another species in a space colony. Therefore, what types of pets might you have? Having plants as pets might work, but sometimes that’s not enough for people.
Small rodents and mammals might work, but that also could be problematic, and we do not know how well they’ll do in space. They might do better compared to people, and they may reproduce well, but they would eat the colonists out of house and home. Therefore taking dogs and cats to Space may not make any sense – how about ferrets, rodents, or other smaller creatures; hard to say.
Spiders are enjoyable to watch, and they are interesting, therefore they may make terrific pets for space colonists.
Yes, some Space colonists might be afraid of spiders, but if non-poisonous spiders were utilized, it would not be so bad, and maybe they might get used to it. It seems that people need pets for some reason, something to take care of, and perhaps it’s part of the genetic component and psychological dispensation of nurturing a family which causes this in the human mind.
If we deny this, and we don’t allow pets in our area colonies, we may realize that some of the humans and colonists become depressed, upset, bored, and it may affect them in a negative manner. Now then, I am not positive if spiders will make the best pets for Space colonists, but it is an idea to throw out there and something to think on.
Perhaps we will need to do some research to figure out what type of pets make the most sense for space colonists and what fellow species in the world we could take with us, if any. Indeed I hope you love this line of conversation and these forward thinking thoughts. I ask that you please consider all this and consider it.