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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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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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  • Asmold1:
    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
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  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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  • John:
    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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