Very few spiders generate the same emotional reaction as the large, hairy tarantula. Despite their stereotypical portrayal in movies, these easy-to-care-for spiders make excellent low-maintenance pets. Designed for the beginning tarantula owner, this comprehensive manual includes essential advice on selecting, feeding, and caring for your pet, as well as tips on breeding and health maintenance. A special chapter offers up-to-date information on some of the most popular and readily available species such as the Costa Rican striped-knee and common pink-toe tarantulas. This all new addition to the renowned Herpetocultural Library puts expert-written advice at the fingertips of reptile and invertebrate enthusiasts.