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Couple questions about blue spotted salamanders?

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How many gallons of space do you need per salamander for blue spotted salamanders?

Also, I read somewhere that blue spotted salamanders can be quite outgoing, even sofar as to beg for food, similar to tiger salamanders. How do you bring that out in them?



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I've been keeping 3 for about a year now in a tank that I'd describe as a "15 gallon long" (it's sort of an antique-ish, odd-sized tank), and that seems to be enough room for them.

Also, blue-spots climb really well, so be sure to have a tight-fitting lid!

They also don't swim very well and can drown if the water is too deep or if they isn't a way for them to crawl out of the water easily. With a moist substrate, they don't really need any kind of pool/water at all.

Mine don't beg for food, but I can see how they might. They're not really bothered when I lift their hide and drop some food in front of them. For the first couple of weeks I had them, though, I tried to bother them as little as possible when I fed them (I didn't lift their hides, etc.--just dropped the food items in front of their hides).

I hope that helps!



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