Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 07, 2015
A fire belly newt is an excellent little pet to keep in your home. They are mostly for viewing with very little handling so the temperament is not as important as it is with other animals. The only advice I would give if you are looking into owning a newt is know about your newt before you purchase them. I bought my newt from a brand name store and they had false information about the animals they were selling which led to me feeding my newt the wrong type of food. That unfortunately led to my newt passing away a few months later of starvation, which was devastating and could have been avoided with a little bit of research.