Binghamton, New York, United States
Posted Aug 17, 2009
In my opinion, these guys are great especially in the "red eft" stage. All the ones I have worked with, and the one I currently have now have been pretty active and are often seen roaming inside their cage making them fun to watch. Feeding them may be difficult for some people since they need smaller food items. I feed mine fruit flies and chopped up worms. The food must fit in their mouths otherwise there's a risk of impacting them.
Since their adult stage requires an aquatic aquarium, it's best to have a set up with access to water for these guys. While they are in their juvenile stage, shallow water is fine. Once they start spending a lot of time in the water, they may be moved to a set up with more water than land then eventually into an aquarium with little or no land.
These make great pets for anyone really, they are very smart, they use their sense of smell, and are just plain cute!