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Minky

Japanese Fire Bellied Newt

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

4/5

Activity level

1/5

Temperament

4/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Easy To feed

N/A

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to provide environmental needs

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Don't Expect Much

By

Canada

Posted Oct 02, 2013

When I saw the newts at the pet store for the first time, it was very exciting. They aren't the most common pet, so I was intrigued. I ended up leaving with two, and had them for the next 2 years.

I think the first time I saw them was the most exciting they ever were, because I got bored of them very fast. They just laid on their rocks all day and didn't swim around much. I couldn't even hold them because they would always hide when I tried to pick them up.

They were a pretty low maintenance pet, however, and a daily feeding and somewhat interesting tank was all it took to satisfy them.

The only thing I would caution anyone about is that newts are sensitive and I wouldn't recommend them for young children, especially if they would want to handle them.

Altogether I have found newts to be a low-maintenence pet that isn't too exciting, but something to look at and intrigue visitors.

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