Hi everyone;
I just joined this forum because I finally managed to get some Salamandra salamandra terrestris.
I "own" one which is around 12 cm since one month and half now, and I must say that I don't see it eating a lot. It is always hidden under moss, so it is quite hard to feed...(By the way I feed it waxmorms, crickets and flies).I would like to know if there is a trick to "trigger" hunger with these beautifull animals.I ask this question because I will receive some other terrestris this week, six freshly metamorphosed animals.I really hope I won't have problems to feed them ...I really don't want to lose them, it is now a long time I am seeking this species.
I think I will switch their terrariums to John's device with towel paper and some hidding place, may be this can help getting them a little more "tame", and then easier to feed.
Best regards;and sorry for the lack of vocabulary

Gilles S. (France)


Hi Gilles,

It's good to hear from you. To be honest, I don't really think there's a trick to feeding them. In my experience, if they're content with their conditions, they eat regularly and quite a lot. If it's too warm (over 20 <SUP>o</SUP>C) or otherwise stressful, they tend to stop eating.

I hope this helps.


Hi john;
good to hear from you too thanks ;)
As you must imagine I am really happy to receive these animals ;)
Unfortunatly it is quite warm out there, even if I do my best for keeping the room cool..It is not easy.I am quite afraid for my axolotls for example.
By the way, I have some new animals (Bombina maxima for example), If you would like to talk...
Best regards,

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