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Old 21st May 2019   #1
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Default My fire salamander wont eat

Hello, I have recently purchased a 12-month-old, female, fire salamander and she hasn't eaten now in around 5 days. I ensure if I am just overreacting or I need to change something up. Her temperature is always between 60-70 degrees (Fahrenheit), which is green on my thermometer, and she is sprayed daily. The tank is a 10-gallon tank with space for her to hide and dig.

I am currently feeding her medium brown crickets. I am trying every day but she rarely takes them and even when she does take them she will only ever eat 1 at a time.

Any advice? Thank you all.



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I have two groups of two Salamandra. I normally put 8 crickets in at a time with a piece of carrot and just leave them for 3 days in each enclosure. If the crickets get hungry they can eat the carrot and will leave the salamanders alone. Sometime they eat all 8 crickets within 12 hours, sometimes I have to remove the crickets and dust them again after 3/4 days. As long as your temps are good, substrate isn't too wet maybe try this approach?

I also have read sometimes they can be picky eaters. Maybe try feeding earthworms and see if you get a better feeding response?

It can be super stressful I have had my ups and downs too. I hope this helps.



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Default Re: My fire salamander wont eat

Thank you for your help I really appreciate it. I will try changing the food around and ensure the substrate isn't too wet.



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