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Pizton
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 15 + Year old Newt!

Hello everyone, I have had this newt "Melvin" for quite some time and as stated he is at least 15 Years old, Im just wondering how unusually old that is and wanted to hear any comments people had to say.



06/15/10  02:40am

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Crotus
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  Message To: Pizton   In reference to Message Id: 2155881


 15 + Year old Newt!

Well, I guess you’re doing something right... is that a California newt?
I have heard that under ideal conditions, some newts can live up to 25 years or more, although this is exceptional... recently a firebelly newt that I had suddenly died after over 6 years even though it seemed very healthy... it may have been a water-quality issue, so I began to change the water a little more often... In general if you give them the very best care and provide the ideal habitat, they can live for a surprisingly long time, but if you make the slightest errors, they can end up succumbing to various heath problems way before their total life expentancy.



06/15/10  04:13pm

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Pizton
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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2156026


 15 + Year old Newt!

You know I really have no idea what kind of newt he is. I got him when i was a child at a pet store. He has even been neglected for periods of time when I wasent around and my parents were not really changing his water out. He now lives with me and I change it out pretty regularly. My father thinks that his long life may because of his diet. we have not fed him a whole lot and he believes his low calories may be a part of it. The food I have always fed him is Wardley brand- cichlid TEN which is for cichlids and Ive wondered if that has something to do with it.



06/16/10  12:28am

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Mambooscar
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  Message To: Pizton   In reference to Message Id: 2156151


 15 + Year old Newt!

my newts are 13 years old



06/18/10  12:31pm

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Crotus
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  Message To: Mambooscar   In reference to Message Id: 2156698


 15 + Year old Newt!

Can you show thm to us????? :-)



06/29/10  06:10pm

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Crotus
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  Message To: Mambooscar   In reference to Message Id: 2156698


 15 + Year old Newt!

Can you show them to us????? :-)



06/29/10  06:11pm

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Bandoo
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  Message To: Pizton   In reference to Message Id: 2155881


 15 + Year old Newt!

Wow, I didn’t know newts could live that long! Impressive! My newt’s been around for... maybe 7 years or so? I lost count a while back.



07/01/10  11:37am

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Dalime
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  Message To: Bandoo   In reference to Message Id: 2159785


 15 + Year old Newt!

lol how long do water dragons (axolotls) live? I’m thinking of getting one. Are they friendly? I’ve heard they’re cannibalistic



10/17/10  08:52pm

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Dalime
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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2181723


 15 + Year old Newt!

I’ve heard fire bellieds can live to 60, under extremely great conditions
(sorry about that post jacking there, It was when I didn’t know how to make my own post)



12/26/10  06:40pm

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Kenz36
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  Message To: Dalime   In reference to Message Id: 2194552


 15 + Year old Newt!

Fire bellies live no more than ten years, dalime. I woukd guess it has nothing to do with the food, considering most fish foods are not nutrisious for newts. Maybe you just aquired the magic newt?



08/01/11  02:47pm

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ViT
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  Message To: Kenz36   In reference to Message Id: 2231306


 15 + Year old Newt!

My first two Fire Bellied newts lived to be 13 and 15 respectively. Given the right conditions they can live longer. Most reptiles and amphibians live between 10 and 20. Some more, some less. Depends on the exact species and husbandry.

Wayne



10/03/11  06:42pm


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