Highly current and with many informed rules of thumb - bird spiders' fans have waited for this handbook from expert Nils Belker. The breeder introduces all popular breeds, more than 150 of them with intriguing images. Keeping, feeding, way of life, care and breeding are covered extensively, as is the bird spider's biology and natural habitat. Information regarding terrarium design, the most common illnesses and their treatment, as well as German states' current requirements for keeping, complete the work. Nils Belker is one of the most in-demand bird spiders breeders in Germany, cares himself for approx. 200 species, and during peak periods supplies about 80,000 animals to pet stores.