Thread: Captivity poll

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Old 24th April 2007   #10 (permalink)
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CB taricha are very hard to come by unfortunately. I'd say the most green animals would be CB anything. Click the image to open in full size.

Of course, you can also take into account how difficult the species is for you to care for(in regards to nutrition and temperature). In this regard, the most green animal would be one that can survive just fine in your climate w/o you having to use additional electricity to keep them cool. This usually means people from certain climates(like me) ought to stick to animals that can take warmer temperatures in the summer. I think C. e. popei is one.

I will go as far as to say that newts are probably one of the most enviromentally friendly pets you could keep in regards to their needs(the only others I can think of that could trump them there would be inverts like tarantulas etc.). Compare them to many reptiles that need heating, special lights, special vitamin and mineral supplements and whatnot to thrive in captivity.

(Message edited by fishkeeper on April 24, 2007)
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