Like frogs, Salamanders as pets, are fun to behold in their transformation into adulthood. They come in a variety of colors and are best in a wet home. They usually eat worms, crickets, and other insects. If you get your salamander as a young one or a larvae you must keep the cage clean at all times. Snails, slugs, and even algae can kill them. It is best to get salamanders a little bit older, although if you have a male and female you may wind up with babies regardless. It is always good to have a book on your pets. So that you may be prepared. Salamanders are the most vulnerable as young, which means that you will have extra work ensuring they don’t get sick and die. That is why the cage must be kept clean.
Caring for Salamanders
Some salamanders can grow to 8 inches although they are typically shorter. They can be handled, but are best left in their own cage. Sometimes they are difficult to find in the cages, but that is just their ability to blend into their surroundings.
A key note to remember is to keep the cage shut, salamanders have been know to escape and die outside the cage. Make sure that the cage is kept warm and that they are fed and that will also minimize this chance. Be sure to also keep the cage well watered for they need to keep their skin moist. Salamanders come in a wide variety, including aquatic ones. The aquatic salamanders are typically a purple black.
Some Interesting Facts about Salamanders
Salamanders are among the few that can regenerate love tail or limbs. Salamanders have been the interest of the government to see if we can learn how to mimic salamanders and reptiles in regenerating limbs.