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Old 14th March 2007   #1
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I've just got my first axolotl. Click the image to open in full size. he/she (sex is not known just yet)only between 8 and 10cms long and soo cute wish i had got one earlier!! his/her name is sergeant (sargt)this is to do with colour. and thats is my question really sargt is green not a bright green but more a camo green (darkish) is this a natural colour or not?



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Old 14th March 2007   #2
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Yes it is an wild type they come in all shades would love to see a pic!



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Old 15th March 2007   #3
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have taken a couple pic's of sargt. such a poser making sure i get his best side. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 15th March 2007   #4
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this is my wee fella Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 15th March 2007   #5
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Yes vary cute how long have you had him?



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Neat colors.



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Old 16th March 2007   #7
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He's beautiful,but if I were you I'd take the gravel out of the tank,just in case.



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I'm worried about gravel with my mudpuppy too. I hand feed him so I don't have to worry abut it as much.



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Old 16th March 2007   #9
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I hand feed him so that he doesn't eat the stones and i have a larger flat rock in the corner where im training him to eat his food. he's a fast learner which is fun.and i've had him one week and one day not that im being too exact about the time hehe.Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 16th March 2007   #10
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Hi Tracey, just to let you know even with handfeeding your axolotl will snuffle round the gravel, usually at night (as they tend to "hunt" for food during the night while we sleep) and will swallow some.

We have four axies that were on small gravel up to 1cm size as well as those round glass pebbles you can get) They've been pooing out the stuff over the last 12-15months (thanfully no more glass pebbles). Our axies were lucky but it can block them up pretty bad and at worst cause a prolapse.



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Old 16th March 2007   #11
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good to know will keep an eye on him



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Old 18th March 2007   #12
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Beautiful axolotl!!! I'm getting one for the first time too!!! I think I'm going to name it Spike. I love their gills!! They are so SPIKEY!! ( Wink wink).Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 18th March 2007   #13
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his are soo fluffy and he is getting use to me touching him i just stroke his side or top of his head just to let him know im not going to hurt him. but i have gone with the suggested sand in place of small stones after thinking about it and wanting the best for him.



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You should avoid handling/stroking your axie unless absolutely necessary as the oils and stuff from our hands can damage their slimecoat and delicate skin.



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Old 18th March 2007   #15
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I would still remove the gravel,better to be safe than sorry.



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Old 20th March 2007   #16
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gravel is now gone and have layer of sand looks soooo much better, wish had done it first.



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