Feeding my baby newt

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Helena

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I got a baby (4 month old) fire belly newt today and the breeder sent him with some white worms in his box. I put him into his new setup and put the remainder of the worms in there and he ate all of them. Later today I tried giving him some frozen bloodworms on tongs but he will not take it. I'm worried he won't eat now. I don't have any live food and I have no idea where to get any here in canada. Help!!
 

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Can you contact the breeder to source more white worms?

I feed my baby newts live black worms in a dish so I recommend sourcing some black worms, and small isopodes are a good food source too.

You can also try tiny pieces of chopped earthworm on a toothpick but this takes patience and training on both you and the newt's part.

Good luck
 

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You are going to NEED to find that newt a source of living foods. Pronto. A tiny terrestrial newt is not going to eat frozen foods or pellets; only living foods. Like already said; find live blackworms; feed them on a piece of paper towel; or cut up earthworms with very sharp scissors or razor blade until it is small enough to be eaten. Other live foods to try are isopods, fruit flies and pinhead crickets.
 
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