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Old 2nd November 2008   #1
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Default anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

hi i have been searching to buy a axolotl but cant find
anybody have any feedback?



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Old 2nd November 2008   #2
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Default Re: anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

You could always post an ad here or wait a couple months when axies will start breeding and people will have lots of eggs available.



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Default Re: anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

can you let me know if you find out where to get them in chicago



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Talking Re: anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

I too have been searching the chicagoland area for axolotls for the past year. The previous pet shops where I found them have not had them since. Now that they face extinction I'm sure it's even going to be harder to find. On the plus side, I went into a shop located in Mokena, IL and talked to one of the sales clerks and he's actually working on getting some in very soon. He told me to check back in a couple of weeks.




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Default Re: anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

They don't face extinction. In fact, there are millions of them in captivity. They face extinction in the wild from habitat loss, and have for many years. This isn't a new development.

Many of the people on this site give away axolotls FOR FREE! You just have to pay shipping. Go check out the 'for sale' section.



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Default Re: anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

Oh wow! That's some exciting news! Thank you!

Also, I had no idea there were that many in captivity. Anytime I talk about an axolotl most people have not even heard of them and I'm also talking about other fish keepers. Other friends and family members have been emailing me all the information like it's breaking news that they are going extinct and it has also been on some fish forums recently. So, I'm sorry, my bad, I guess I should have done more research before posting but, I have not found that many websites relating to axolotls.



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They are CITES II listed, but that doesn't mean they're 'endangered'. It means their international trade is regulated because of their habitat loss. But this habitat loss started hundreds of years ago, when development started around Mexico City. It's certainly not a new development. Trust me, there are millions of them, and they aren't going extinct. I've got dozens at my house right now. They breed like rabbits.

www.axolotl.org is the best axolotl site out there. But maybe I'm biased.



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That's a pretty steep price for axolotls.



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That was my 7,000th post. I think I need a life.



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Default Re: anybody know where i can buy a axolotl in wisconsin or chicago?

If you're willing to wait 6-8 weeks I'll have some axolotls ready to go. I'm in the chicagoland area.



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Okay, I'll wait.



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