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Hello,

I wanted to dress up my pet toad and salamander in clothes and take a little photoshoot. I have been able to find a total of zero resources on this online -- I am surprised that nobody's tried this before!

I understand that handling amphibians can stress them out, but I doubt that putting clothes on them and taking pictures of them for 10 minutes will do any harm to them -- they'll go right back in their nice, dark, and moist tank afterwards.

What I want to know is what types of fabric are nontoxic, will they itch, etcetera etcetera.

(also, I haven't been on in years so please don't get a n g e r y if I'm not posting this in the right place.)



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Sorry, but I just don't understand why you would want to do this. The stress this would cause cause your poor animals would be huge.



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As Julia says, it is a terrible idea to dress up amphibians. They are extremely sensitive and you would really hurt them. If you're trying to do something seasonally cute/funny, do it in Photoshop.



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Yes, I agree, their skin is so sensitive that any cloth will hurt them



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I would go with a strong no on this. Their skin is really sensitive and is a main source of respiration. I would definitely not advise this.



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OH my God! I literally spit out my coffee in laughter reading this! Imagining a salamander or newt in little tiny sweaters and hats just cracks me up. Would I ever do this... no. But in my mind the image of it is just too damn funny.



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