Acquired: Pet store
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.