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Old 21st April 2007   #1
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Hi guys, I bought 3 chinese fire belly salamanders 3 weeks ago. 2's bloated and haven't been eating since day 1 and thanks to my guy, forgetting to close the tank, the only healthy newt is now MIA. I've read the threads and know that it's not really possible for them to recover, so how do I humanly euthanasia them, if I do? and do you have any clue on how to lure the missing one out?



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Old 21st April 2007   #2
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It would be better if you catch them, because they are not gonna to back.
Probably they are hidden in some dark place.
YOU MUST FIND THEM BEFORE THEY DIED!



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Old 21st April 2007   #3
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Some answers here:
http://www.caudata.org/cc/faq/FAQmis.shtml
http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/bloatEDK.shtml
http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/euthanasia.shtml

There is no way to "lure" the newt out. Some have suggested putting down wet aluminum foil, then listening for the sound of moving foil, but I don't know if this has ever worked.



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Old 23rd April 2007   #4
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I used to have hamsters and sometimes they escape from their cage. I used chocolate to lure them out. Does newts have a good sense of smell?



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Old 23rd April 2007   #5
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Newts have an excellent sense of smell. Unfortunately newts are not a hamster and they must fight with dehydration, which will set in quickly. Your best bet is to search the room for him and quickly. Search dark places and underneath things first and follow the walls of the room, the newt will tend to follow them also.

Let me just repeat that there is no way to lure a newt out and to try to do so will result in the animal's death.



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Old 23rd April 2007   #6
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The only chance you have to to take all your furature out, and search the walls at ground level. i have found 3 newts this way, covered in fuzz and half dead.

You need to strip the room and look under everything.

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Old 24th April 2007   #7
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People have suggested putting out water. I think at least some salamanders can sense moisture in the air as a few escapees I've had died apparently trying to get or after getting to the bathroom.



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Old 24th April 2007   #8
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omg. I think I just have to prepare for the worst. There's some furniture that's built in. Impossible to move. -.-||



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