Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jul 16, 2013
I grew up always owning newts and salamanders. They where always great fun, though I would advise against them if you're looking for something to handle.
They are a more reclusive little animal, though you will see activity, they prefer not to be handled. Plus they typically have a toxic secretion through their skin so make sure you wash your hands.
Newts are fun though, and easy to maintain as long as you don't mind cleaning the tank, it can get very stinky of you don't. And make sure you have a good filter running. The only drawback I had was the blood warms, or sludge warms... Gross, so if you're not into that I would advise against Newts.
But other than that they're great and have fun!