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Tiger Salamander & Axolotl (Ambystoma tigrinum, A. mavortium spp, etc.) The Tiger Salamanders and the Axolotl are so popular amongst hobbyists that they have been given their own topic. If you're particularly interested in the Axolotl, there is a large section of the forum devoted mainly to beginner Axolotl enthusiasts (not this topic).

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Old 7th September 2019   #1
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Default My tiger salamander stopped eating - help

I have male Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) for about 2 months now. I tried feeding him with earthworms - but he didn't want to eat them at all.

Earthworms were bought online. In one package there where really big ones - he didn't even try to eat them (just too big for him I think). So I ordered new ones (smaller) but he just spat them; like they were not tasty or gross.

So I ended up feeding him mostly with mealworms and superworms (I always crush superworms head - before feeding them to a salamander).

But lately, he doesn't want to eat... Yesterday I tried to give him some mealworms, but he only ate 3 of them - I stood there for over a half-hour. After that, he was looking at food & was interested - but wasn't eating.

I am afraid that something is wrong with him. I'm really worried... Please help! I can upload some pictures if needed.



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Default Re: My tiger salamander stopped eating - help

Previously I have to dig him up to feed him. But for some time now he is (most of the time) visible - eg. his head is protruding from the substrate.


Ps. I tried to edit the post above and insert this text there - but I don't know how... So I write this as a separate post.



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Default Re: My tiger salamander stopped eating - help

Did you ever figure out what to do? My tiger salamander has stopped eating and Iím not sure what to do with him!



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