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 Cage ideas? New to salamanders

Me an my brother are new to the salamander world. We are wanting some tips and advice, and some ideas for cages.

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04/20/14  04:33pm

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 Cage ideas? New to salamanders

Hey, nice looking specimens there, some cute babies... These look like slimy salamanders or one of their close relatives from the woodland salamander group. They are basically terrestrial so I recommend you get a 5 or 10 gallon tank with a tight fitting screen top (this is VERY important because they are good escape artists and can cling to glass when their bodies are wet)
Put a 1 inch layer of gravel on the bottom for drainage and overlay this with an inch or two of moist soil (free of fertilizer or pesticides) Sprinkle this with water until it is barely moist but not too wet. then put in some clumps of moss or pieces of bark for the salamandrers to hide under... and drop in some very small insects, isopods, worms etc forr them to eat (they will hunt them at night) You may want to also provide a small, SHALLOW water dish but this not absolutely necessary
Good luck with them, let me know how it goes.



04/21/14  05:03pm


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