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Alpine Newt

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Health

2/5

Activity level

2/5

Temperament

2/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to handle

0/5

Easy To feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

2/5

Easy to provide habitat

1/5

Alpine Newts

By

New York, United States

Posted Jul 13, 2014

Alpine newts are fascinating and in the wild have adapted to very cold conditions; they have not been studied much in the wild, and deserve more attention and conservation efforts. Those I kept in refrigerated exhibits at the Bronx Zoo proved very hardy. however, keeping them at home was more difficult, as they are stressed by temps over 70 F. I used an aquarium chiller, and cool basements have proven useful as well.

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