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Good Salamanders for a beginner?

Asmold1

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Heyo, ive had experience with reptiles and axolotls (only amphibian im experienced with) I know terrestrial salamanders are completely different in terms of care,dite,habitat etc. I Was wondering if anybody could help me with suggestions for a beginner salamander to get, and the appropriate habitat,diet and care that would go with it. I live in Australia, and over here any pet species that isnt native is most likely a no no in terms of legality, so a bonus if theres any good native/legal species of salamanders anybody could reccomend, Again apologies for my lack of knowledge regarding salamanders and newts, but its not an impulse buy, been wanting one for years
 

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unfortunately us Aussies can only keep axolotls and morphed axolotls. no other salamanders are legal here. i've seen morphed lottls for sale on the kellyville pets website. KellyVille pets is located sydney though.
 

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unfortunately us Aussies can only keep axolotls and morphed axolotls. no other salamanders are legal here. i've seen morphed lottls for sale on the kellyville pets website. KellyVille pets is located sydney though.
Bloody Australian rules, the morphed lotols look interesting, although their lifespans not great, and there being marketed as just "salamanders" but ill definintely inquire about them on KellyVille, unfortunate but thanks
 

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I knew a man who lives in Australia and kept various newts that he had gotten somehow, but that is a very dangerous game to play in Australia.
 

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I knew a man who lives in Australia and kept various newts that he had gotten somehow, but that is a very dangerous game to play in Australia.
yeah it really is, not just with salamanders/newts any pet thats not native and or already introduced is usually outlawed, no types of any chameleon, only native turtle species. Australias a bit more lenient with fish thankfully but still. Its a pretty big pain for an exotic pet owner haha
 
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