Can octopus kills a human? Octopus bites can cause bleeding and swelling in people, but only the venom of the blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) is known to be deadly to humans.
Can a pet octopus hurt you? Many species of octopus are unsuitable as pets, either due to their size or the fact that they can be toxic to humans. For example the blue-ringed octopus emits a dangerous venom when it bites that cannot be cured. There are a few species of octopus that are safe and commonly sold as pets.
Can you handle a live octopus?
What does it feel like to be grabbed by an octopus? It has a soft body, and its shell has been reduced to two small plates where its head muscles anchor, plus a powerful, parrot-like beak. Octopuses feel slightly squishy, but also quite strong and muscley. They also feel velvety and slippery at the same time. Their suction cups are really strong and grippy!