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 #1514872


Hehoo
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 Axolotl

Has anyone here heard of an axolotl? I -REALLY- want one but am afraid it might be more responsibility than Iím ready for. Anyone had one?



11/15/07  02:27pm

 #1514942


Animalgurl
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  Message To: Hehoo   In reference to Message Id: 1514872


 Axolotl

is it legal to own where u live since it is exotic



11/15/07  04:06pm

 #1514982


Hehoo
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  Message To: Animalgurl   In reference to Message Id: 1514942


 Axolotl

Really? Iíve seen them in pet stores ...



11/15/07  04:49pm

 #1515208


Animalgurl
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  Message To: Hehoo   In reference to Message Id: 1514982


 Axolotl

I did not know because some states will not allow some exotics >................................. I am not saying they r illegal I was just asking if u can own them where u .live



11/15/07  07:43pm

 #1515661


Reptileloversnake2
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  Message To: Hehoo   In reference to Message Id: 1514872


 Axolotl

Arenít axotls like salamanders? I google imaged it and it came up with some salamander things, get pics



11/16/07  02:30am

 #1515752


Hehoo
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  Message To: Reptileloversnake2   In reference to Message Id: 1515661


 Axolotl

www.axolotl.org has pics of them. From what Iíve read, they arenít illegal, and they are basically thought to be some sort of mutant tiger salamander type thing. I guess it remains in its larval form throughout its life and reaches sexual maturity in that stage. When treated with hormones, the axolotl will usually begin to metamorphose, and the outcome apparently looks a lot like a tiger salamander.



11/16/07  07:01am

 #1515772


Reptileloversnake2
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  Message To: Hehoo   In reference to Message Id: 1515752


 Axolotl

go to the amphibian forum



11/16/07  07:37am

 #1515800


Devilsangel69
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  Message To: Hehoo   In reference to Message Id: 1514872


 Axolotl

My dad has two of them that my mom and I drove for over an hour just to go get. We were actually looking for mud puppies, but appearantly they are really hard to find in Michigan (says the petstore). It isnít an extremely hard animal to keep. You just have to maintain itís habitat and feed it. We feed ours rosey minows because I have read that goldfish are way to fattening for a staple diet. They are really funny creatures though. I would recommend them. They are adorable. We have a leutistic (sp?) one and an albino one.



11/16/07  08:16am

 #1516316


Hehoo
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  Message To: Devilsangel69   In reference to Message Id: 1515800


 Axolotl

I heard I need a chiller and a really big tank ... Mind you I live in California, not Michigan, so the water temp may be warmer on average ... Iím only guessing. Are they expensive or smelly? And can you handle them, like, pick them up? Iím guessing no on the handling ... Oh, also, do you know if theyíre happier in pairs or alone or groups?



11/16/07  06:33pm

 #1516319


Hehoo
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  Message To: Devilsangel69   In reference to Message Id: 1515800


 Axolotl

Also how long have you had them?



11/16/07  06:35pm

 #1536161


Devilsangel69
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  Message To: Hehoo   In reference to Message Id: 1516316


 Axolotl

You may need a chiller. The temp should be between 50 and 60 degrees F from what I have read.They werent that expensive, they were about $15 a piece. I donít smell anything comming from them they live completely underwater. I donít know if you are supposed to handle them, ours are just for viewing. They are happy anyway. As long as you have 10 gal per axolotl (what I have read). We have had ours a few months but we had an actual mud puppy for a few years back in Ohio up until we moved. You should use big rocks, bigger than their mouths. We learned this the hard way, we still have to change out the aquarium rocks for something bigger but we have to do it soon. They can and will swallow rocks during feeding and get impacted. This can be fatal. The more decor you have for them the better, they like to feel secure with places to hide.Any other questions and I will do my best to answer them.



12/04/07  10:03pm

 #1563109


Lil mitch
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  Message To: Devilsangel69   In reference to Message Id: 1536161


 Axolotl

hey everyone im usually on the skink forum
but decided to hop on this forum an axolotl
isnt that hard to gtet i have one it was originally
my sisters but she gave it to me for christmas
so i have an axolotl



12/31/07  07:50pm

 #1563116


Lil mitch
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  Message To: Devilsangel69   In reference to Message Id: 1536161


 Axolotl

hey everyone im usually on the skink forum
but decided to hop on this forum an axolotl
isnt that hard to get i have one it was originally
my sisters but she gave it to me for christmas
so i have an axolotl


also im m in aussie if that helps



12/31/07  07:52pm

 #1780025


Sasha0009
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  Message To: Lil mitch   In reference to Message Id: 1563116


 Axolotl

well axolotl is a type of anphibian so its in the same family as salamanders



07/01/08  08:36pm

 #1873966


Deadvenom-x
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  Message To: Sasha0009   In reference to Message Id: 1780025


 Axolotl

lol they look mudpuppies =]



10/03/08  03:53pm

 #2017689


HAnAbee
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  Message To: Lil mitch   In reference to Message Id: 1563116


 Axolotl

hi i was wondering if you could help with with some information,iv had my axolotle for a few months now but its started to stay at teh top of the tank i think its getting air or something and the hape of its gils on its head have changed ,iv been looking around at what people have been saying and i think it could be changing but im not sure what that means?could you help me pleaseee



06/07/09  06:38am

 #2040252


Thejaxonator
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  Message To: HAnAbee   In reference to Message Id: 2017689


 Axolotl

i wouldnt use a substrate at all because thats just harder to clean and the will eat acother if they rnt the same size



07/16/09  10:33am

 #2149385


SlightlyInsane
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  Message To: Thejaxonator   In reference to Message Id: 2040252


 Axolotl

My cousin found a mudpuppy when we was younger. We was looking for tiny fish in a creek by my house and she found him. he was TINY!!! probably half a inch or something



05/21/10  01:44pm


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