Bird eating spiders is a generic name for tarantulas, which include species including Phlogius and Selenotypus.

A terrarium with a secure lid is an ideal habitat with peat moss or cocnut fibre for the bedding. Tarantulas build long silk lined burrows with loose threads across the entrance which is used as an early warning system for approaching prey. The temperature range should be between 24-29c and like a misting of water every few days. You can monitor the humidity with a hygrometer.

Their diet consists mostly of crickets, mealworms and roaches. The food should be smaller than the length of the spiders body. Offer food once or twice a week and remove any uneaten food after 24 hours.

You can provide a very shallow dish of water for hydration or mist the enclosure to help maintain humidity.

Adults will moult between December and February. If you notice darkening in colour, reduced feeding or lethargy you spider may be about to moult. Remove any live food and mist the terrarium in preparation and avoid disturbing them. The spiders will often lay on their backs when moulting so don't be alarmed. Females will moult more often than males and live longer. 

Spend time observing your tarantulas behavior from a distance. Notice any changes in eating habits, webbing, or any signs of illness. Regularly clean the enclosure by removing any uneaten food, moults and any waste materials.

Tarantulas are not recommended for handling. They are delicate creatures, and their bites can cause discomfort or allergic reaction. If handling is necessary, do so infrequently and with extreme caution. Use proper handling tools like soft paint brushes or specialized tarantula handling equipment to avoid injury to yourself or the tarantula.