Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 13, 2015
Well, one day in 2013 my mother bought herself a salamander. No one understood why, not even herself. Two years later and we haven't become much wiser.
I guess this is a kind of pet you have to be really interested in to get some joy from having one. My mother loves to set up the aquarium and change the look of it, but we seldom see our sal in there. I guess this is not the best pet keeping, but our family has a lot of experience with all sorts of pets, and even though this might be the most boring "pet" ever, we wanted to try it. He gets everything he needs and it's important for us to take good care of him. We tried to give him away to someone who would appreciate him more than we do, but living in Northen Norway, this became a difficult task.
He's almost entirely black with spots and some yellow here and there, so it's not a very pretty reptile. He is shy and likes to hide. We don't see him often except when feeding him. He don't enjoy being held at all, and he's very difficult to catch.
I don't quite know what to say about this salamander. I don't really recommend getting one unless you actually are very interested in salamanders or reptiles in general. I will not get one ever again.