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Tiger salamander diet question

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Hey all! I might be interested in getting a tiger salamander in the future but am having trouble finding solid information on them. To my understanding, they can eat crickets and pinkie mice (but not too many to avoid obesity) and worms. I currently have axolotls and feed them solely on nightcrawlers. Am I able to feed a tiger salamander a diet consisting of only nightcrawlers or is this not an adequate diet for them?



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Nightcrawlers are a very good choice for a staple. Although tigers live on land their nutritional requirements are very similar to an Axolotl's.
Here is a good article that should get you started with the basics. :)

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Thank you!



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We feed our tigers worms, crickets, waxworms, mealworms. We also have one that was raised by a snake breeder and fed pinkies - he came to us very fat and it has taken well over a year to slim him down to a healthy 'plump' size, and he still won't eat earthworms.



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I use mainly crickets and waxworms. Mine rarely take earthworms. They sometimes go off one food and will only eat the other for a time.



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