Animal Stories - Goliath Bird-eating Spider

Animal-World Information about: Goliath Bird-eating Spider

What's big, fast, hairy and has an attitude? The Goliath Bird-eating Spider!
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natasha harper - 2010-07-10
I would love advice as a mate of mine has just bought one of these spider's a about a week or 2 ago and he got bit by it bout 2-3 days ago and he ain't been feeling well since as he can't keep anything down even fluids, is the other name for this spider called brass red legged bird eating spider? Would you also advise him 2 go 2 a&e or just go 2 hospital?

Adrian - 2009-03-23
Hi, loved your site found it really helpful. I have a goliath blondi, it's a female and she's a great spider. She's about two years old and has a leg span of about 2-3 inches, not too sure.
Was just wondering how long she would take to reach full size. Would be greatful if you could get back to me, thanks.

Tiffany - 2008-10-27
I have a rose hair too, his name is Huey. I've had him for about a year and just recently he scared me because he was turned over on his back and i thought he was dead. But no, all he did was shed his skin. I mean I know spiders shed, but I didn't know what it was going to look like, lol. Huey likes to think he's a dog. I got him a little ping pong ball that he pushes around on the floor. I don't like to keep him in his cage so I like him craw around. Anyways, I love Huey, wouldn't trade him for nuttin.

kuwan - 2008-10-21
Hey, my name is kuwan and I've had my rose haired tarantula for about two years.

mckinnley - 2008-09-22
I love what you wrote on the bird-eating spider.
It inspired me to learn more about the bird-eating spider.

Amanda - 2008-02-14
I have had my T. blondi for about 4 months now. I have apparently found a very docile one. I have never had a problem with him trying to bite me. I assume he is male due to his lanky legs. He does shoot urticating hairs pretty often but I have not been struck thus far. He just recently molted but did not flip on his back. I'm about 1 year into the tarantula hobby (at least on owning them). I also own a rose hair, I believe she is female, but it is extremely hard to sex a tarantula from what I have researched. At the moment my Goliath is black and very beautiful. This pet is much better than any (normal) other pet I could own. I am much more appreciative of these pets. I also have held him on many occasions with no problems, but like I said mine is very docile. It does get moody but I leave it alone when it begins to hiss. If anyone would like to talk to me about my experiences or theirs, my myspace name is shinigami-chan.

Jessie - 2007-12-27
This spider looks so soft and fuzzy! It makes me want to pet it, and I really don't like spiders at all!

matthew - 2007-10-28
I've got a goliath bird eater. Shes a girl and I've had her for about 5 months now. Her name is Anabel. Lately she is acting really weird, i think she is going to molt soon. She hides in her log all the time, even at night. I just hope shes ready to molt, but i dont want her to molt in her log because i dont want to disturb her tank and rip it up once she's finished molting. She's cool though, but frustrating at the same time.

Jonny - 2007-05-30
I dont like my pet so much after he nearly attempted to kill me >=[. I tried to touch him and he keeps running or biting me so i wore rubber dishwasher gloves and he bit right through them and through my fingernail. it took 2 months for my fingernail to grow back because i had to remove it due to severe penetration and infection. he is a mad spider, he has bit me like 4 times now and left 1 fully permanent scar from accidently "hooking" its fang to my top of hand and ripped the skin. it never shot hairs at me though. it also ran away and scared my sister like crazy because it went on her bed. dont touch the spider or put him on your hand because he once went on my hand and would never get off. if you push him off, he'll bite you and go back on. and he puts webs all over your hand and if you try to pull the web out he'll bite you and run up your arm.

marduk - 2007-04-27
i got my theraphosa blondi 4 weeks ago. Shes agressive and not to easy to handle. she eats a lot. i have a large terrarium 80x40x40 because shes huge and needs a lot of space! Other than being agressive and leave urticating hairs, i dont have any problems doing what i have to do in the terrarium with the spider in there. She never attacks me because i respect her and if you respect her space you will probably have no problems. but i strongly dont recommend this spider to a beginner, because you will probably pay for your errors very painfully!