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Gregor

Japanese Fire Bellied Newt

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Health

4/5

Activity level

3/5

Temperament

2/5

Visibility

2/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Easy To feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

A 10-year old Newt

By

Canada

Posted Aug 12, 2015

I was Gregor's third owner and he was already 10 years old when I received him. He was in a very small aquarium and had been fed exclusively on dry pellets so I immediately upgraded him into a larger tank and introduced some live food into his diet.

Providing an appropriate habitat is very easy. Fire belly newts are entirely aquatic so they do not require a platform to crawl out. They do need a hiding space. Keeping the tank at room temperature is OK - but cooler temperatures are better. Fortunately I was in a basement apartment at the time so it was always cool.

In general, he was a very low maintenance pet. I kept the water clean with regular partial water changes.

Great pet for someone interested in amphibians and wanting some experience!

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