I'd say let them decide for themselves, I put my pygmaeus in semi-aquatic environment from time to time to check if they prefer water - doubt that they ever will really... They are 6 months old now and 8 cm long. I don't mind keeping them terrestrial even though they grow more slowly. I don't really understand why everybody is fussing about forcing newts to be aquatic. I don't have any feeding problems with mine, I just drop pieces of eisenia hortensis to them and they go for them. Not that this post answers your question, but hey!
Like Jesper says I think they will decide themselves when they want to enter the water and also agree with him that they are just as easy to keep terrestrial.
I keep mine on land unless they are in breeding condition and have never forced them to enter water.After breeding they have always left the water and returned to the land stage as most do in the wild.
I've kept 2-3inch juveniles in with adults without any problems
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
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