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Old 4th June 2015   #1
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Default Smooth newts in captivity

How would I set these up as I'm looking everywhere for them :/



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Have you looked in the For Sale section? You could always post a thread in the Wanted section as well. Best of luck on your search!



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You would just need a cool woodland type terrarium with a small water bowl for most of the year and a weedy aquarium for their breeding season.
I have heard of people keeping them aquatic all year, but in my experience the adults and juveniles are very hydrophobic outside the breeding season, so I don't think forcing them to stay in the water would do them much good.



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I have heard of people keeping them aquatic all year, but in my experience the adults and juveniles are very hydrophobic outside the breeding season, so I don't think forcing them to stay in the water would do them much good.
In my experience this is all too true. I had a 2:2 group and they were incredibly unhappy when I tried to keep them aquatic. I would imagine it does little to benefit their natural breeding cycle as well.

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