| | Re: Help with newts
Well...i donīt think you should.
If iīm not mistaken, itīs illegal to catch native species in France. So, i asume, it is to release animals into nature.
You should put those back where they belong, and as soon as possible. If they have had contact or kept in the same room with other amphibians, then you should probably contact the authorities and let them deal with them, since there is a chance of introducing patogens in wild populations.
If you really want to get into the this hobby i strongly suggest that you find yourself a breeder(there are plenty in france, and many more around europe who will ship to you), and buy some captive bred animals of a species of your appealing(not native species though, unless your local laws allow it). That way you get quality, healthy animals, and the wild animals remain where they belong.