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So, I was wondering, would it be better for me to get one egg or two eggs. I’m new to Axolotls and I know they aren’t social creature but would two Axie eggs be okay together after they hatch? I’ve heard Axies can be quite cannibalistic so should I separate them if I get two? Or should I leave them together until a certain age? Or would it be better if I just left them together unless their behavior suggests I do otherwise?
 

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So, I was wondering, would it be better for me to get one egg or two eggs. I’m new to Axolotls and I know they aren’t social creature but would two Axie eggs be okay together after they hatch? I’ve heard Axies can be quite cannibalistic so should I separate them if I get two? Or should I leave them together until a certain age? Or would it be better if I just left them together unless their behavior suggests I do otherwise?
As you are a new owner, I would definitely recommend only one for now. One is enough stress! Any pet comes with it's own quirks and behaviors, and believe me, one will certainly keep you occupied. Once you are a bit more experienced with one and if you feel up to it, getting another will be easier since you will know what to watch out for.

As for keeping them together, generally they can be okay as long as they have plenty of food, lots of places to hide, enough tank space, and don't mistake each other's movements for food. There is always a risk of losing body parts to the other, especially if they develop at different rates.

As I said, my advice is to stick with one. Not saying that you CAN'T get two right off the bat, but it is generally better to start small, especially when there are literal lives at stake.
 

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So, I was wondering, would it be better for me to get one egg or two eggs. I’m new to Axolotls and I know they aren’t social creature but would two Axie eggs be okay together after they hatch? I’ve heard Axies can be quite cannibalistic so should I separate them if I get two? Or should I leave them together until a certain age? Or would it be better if I just left them together unless their behavior suggests I do otherwise?
I would go with two eggs, since baby axolotls are difficult to take care of especially when you're new. Baby axolotls do die off easily. Hell, I would even get around 4.
But since you are saying that you're new, I would not start out with eggs. I would start with juveniles.

Good luck!
 

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Chak raises an excellent point, it is indeed better to start off with a juvenile due to the mortality rate of eggs! Plus, feeding them is easier the older they are. I would still say one juvenile, but if you're dead set on eggs, a few would probably be better, but you may end up with multiple babies!
 
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Check raises an excellent point, it is indeed better to start off with a juvenile due to the mortality rate of eggs! Plus, feeding them is easier the older they are. I would still say one juvenile, but if you're dead set on eggs, a few would probably be better, but you may end up with multiple babies!
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I would go with two eggs, since baby axolotls are difficult to take care of especially when you're new. Baby axolotls do die off easily. Hell, I would even get around 4.
But since you are saying that you're new, I would not start out with eggs. I would start with juveniles.

Good luck!
Thanks!
 

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As you are a new owner, I would definitely recommend only one for now. One is enough stress! Any pet comes with it's own quirks and behaviors, and believe me, one will certainly keep you occupied. Once you are a bit more experienced with one and if you feel up to it, getting another will be easier since you will know what to watch out for.

As for keeping them together, generally they can be okay as long as they have plenty of food, lots of places to hide, enough tank space, and don't mistake each other's movements for food. There is always a risk of losing body parts to the other, especially if they develop at different rates.

As I said, my advice is to stick with one. Not saying that you CAN'T get two right off the bat, but it is generally better to start small, especially when there are literal lives at stake.
Alright, thank you.
 
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