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Ribbed Newt Care & Breeding

This is a discussion on Ribbed Newt Care & Breeding within the Ribbed Newts (Pleurodeles) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. Im a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, ...

Ribbed Newts (Pleurodeles) Now comprising at least 3 species, this genus of newts includes the largest "newt" in the world, Pleurodeles waltl.

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Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. Im a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over20 years with the Bronx Zoo
Newts of all kinds are very popular with amphibian keepers. Although most in the trade are quite small, one of the hardiest and most personable is a true newt giant. The attractive Spanish Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl) can reach 12 inches in length, and is stoutly-built. They are easy to breed an important consideration as wild populations are threatened and quickly learn to feed from the hand. And, as youll see below, they employ on of the animal worlds most unique defensive strategies (pets, however, become so tame that they never feel the need to defend themselves!). Read the rest of this article here Pet Newts: Spanish Ribbed Newt Care and Breeding
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