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 #2208583


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 Getting newt!!

Getting a Fire Belly Newt Wednesday!! ill post pics!! :)



03/07/11  10:17pm

 #2208669


Crotus
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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2208583


 Getting newt!!

Do you have a terrarium ready for it? FBNs are semiaquatic and need both a land area and a shallow water area for swimming; some individuals, I have noticed, seem to prefer to spend most of their time on land and just take an occasional dip in the water... mine seem to be obsessed with small live crickets that I dangle from a broomstraw but probably would also take small worms.



03/08/11  04:08pm

 #2208754


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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2208669


 Getting newt!!

Yes i do .. it is half land, half water, and i am getting bloodworms (:



03/09/11  10:23am

 #2208756


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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2208754


 Getting newt!!

i also have a tree frog so i will be giving him tiny crickets, bloodworms, and mostly newt pellets..



03/09/11  10:29am

 #2208779


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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2208756


 Getting newt!!

Souns good... they can hunt by smell when they’re in the water so the newt pellets might work there, but when they come out on land they will only notice live food, unless you trick them a little by dangling a moist pellet... for some reason mine seems to eat small crickets almost exclusively. They appreciate having some hide spots when they are on land, such as rock caves, clumps of moss, etc. Please make sure to keep the water clean, otherwise they can be susceptible to fungal diseases.



03/09/11  12:30pm

 #2208845


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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2208779


 Getting newt!!

i will have a reptile filter. and some hiding places on land.. i did tonss of research. i actually dont have him now because of money, but i will get him in about a week. what kind do you have?



03/09/11  07:16pm

 #2209074


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  Message To: Jefwithonef005   In reference to Message Id: 2208845


 Getting newt!!

Mine is a Chinese firebelly (Cynops orientalis), a very peaceful species, pretty to look at also, rather chubby and black on top with an orange belly. I also have a couple of red-spotted newts, our native North American species. These are small and more slender, olive green with 2 rows of tiny red spots on the back.



03/11/11  02:08pm

 #2231301


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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2209074


 Getting newt!!

My newts are hard to feed. It seems to me they are blind,and cant smell, but that is just my experience. I use tweezers to feed them, but i have to be careful thet dont cut themselves on the sharp metal. Good luck and congrats on getting a newt! What kind are yoy getting, mine are fire bellies.



08/01/11  02:26pm

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Buliki
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  Message To: Kenz36   In reference to Message Id: 2231301


 Getting newt!!

Im getting very tired of people saying newts are simiquatic there fully aquatic when grown but still like a little land there’s a big difference
Don’t listen to anybody that says there simiquatic but yes many people feed there newts with tweezers but I’m sure its just the age they probably haven’t learned to hunt for there pray I’m sure the to e will come plus they need perenting just like humans to learn so next time feeding it try to get it to follow it with the tweezers hope you have a nice time and take good care of your newt oh and fire bellies are the best I like keeping them with the fire belly toads even though its not recremended



01/06/12  07:43am


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