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Re: Anyone selling any newts?

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Hi,
I'm looking for Eastern Red Spotted Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens I think?). I found two at work about 2 years ago at the onset of winter weather and set up a habitat. One little fellow promptly escaped and did not survive in the house. The other has been doing very well ever since. I had thought I might encounter some more since then but I haven't.

We had set up the habitat for fire belly newts, but after a traumatic shipping experience, we decided not to mail order again. I have seen them on backwater and reptile city, but I just don't want to chance that again.

My son cares for his newt and is interested in trying to breed them. Though they are listed as pretty common, nobody seems to have them anywhere local.

Any leads are appreciated! Thanks!



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THese are extremely difficult to raise in captivity. Your best bet is to find some in the wild. I have found them in their habitat when walking in the early morning, esp if it is very damp or has been raining. THen they will come out and walk about. Or if you can find their pond, you can catch them with a net.



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