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spoons
3rd February 2010, 12:33
One of my babies "ribbed" me yesterday when i was moving him to a temporary tank whilst cleaning his home out .... it didn't hurt but it itched like hell for hours afterwards , i've had the adults for years and the juveniles are usually very placid too ! i think i'll be using a net from now on though hehe.

donia
3rd February 2010, 21:21
thats awesome! mine never do that, tho i never hold them i suppose. but when im cleaning out their tank and ive got my hands in to move rocks to suck up the **** underneath, my female swims over to sit on my hand and try to eat my fingers.............way too tame to rib me!

love this species :D

spoons
4th February 2010, 11:31
haha ! yeah they're awesome newts ! their water was pretty bad though , i think he was angry with me for not noticing :P i was olding him on an open hand and he ran to my finger to get me ! little sod. :P