Information about salamanders
and their captive care

If you are interested in salamanders and newts, you've come to the right place! We have something for everyone, from beginning petkeepers to professional herpetologists. All of our articles, FAQs, and species sheets are written by people who have extensive experience with the animals they write about.

Got Questions?

Start with the Newt & Salamander Frequently Asked Questions, or try our site search. More detailed information can be found in the Articles and Caresheets. If you don't find the answer, bring your question to the Forum. If you want to browse through photographs, or look up a species by name, go to the Species Database, where you will find photos and information categorized by family, genus, and species.

CC Photo of the Month

Salamander Photo of the Month

Photographer: Zac Herr
Animal(s): Tylototriton yangi

Photo of the Month Archive



July 2021
New caresheet
Tylototriton kweichowensis
New species entry
Tylototriton yangi

March 2021
A senate bill in the USA may drastically restrict trade in caudates within the US. See Forum discussions.

February 2019
New article
"Greeting" Behavior in Tiger Salamanders pdf icon

December 2018
New species entry
Siren reticulata


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