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: Juraj Lezovic
Animal(s): Ambystoma mavortium
Location: In captivity, Slovakia.

Photo of the Month Archive



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

December 2018
New species entry
Siren reticulata

July 2017
The 2016 USFWS regulation to limit the import and transport of salamanders in the U.S. is still in place, but some of the limitations on interstate transport have not been upheld by the courts. See Forum discussions.

December 2016
New article
How Smart and How Social Is My Tiger Salamander? pdf icon

July 2016
New article
Osteoclasts/Giant Cells in Regenerating Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Spinal Cord Meninges. An Unexpected Presence. pdf icon

January 2016
As of January 28, 2016, a new regulation in the U.S.A. prohibits the import and interstate transport of most commonly-kept newts and salamanders. For more information see US Fish & Wildlife announcement and associated Forum discussions. The public comment period ended March 14, 2016, see federal register.


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