Acquired: Pet store
Posted Mar 05, 2016
I started by purchasing one fire bellied newt from my local pet store. That was years ago and I am now up to four fire bellied newts. I love them. They are easy to maintain and a very pretty addition to my home.
All of my newts are very easy to care for. The set up was very simply for all but one. I do have one newt who was not doing well in his mostly water based habitat. Through trial and error I was able to determine that unlike most of his brethren he really didn't like the water. However, once that was understood it was easily fixed.
Other then some small quirks the care for my newts has been extremely simple. They feed easily, are very adaptable, have no issues when I clean their cages, and have had no health issues.
Fire bellied newts are my favorite, non-mammal, pets that I own.