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Impi & Agatha

Rough-skinned Newt

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Health

4/5

Activity level

3/5

Temperament

5/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to handle

5/5

Easy To feed

N/A

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to provide environmental needs

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Rough Skin Newt

By

Washington, United States

Posted Feb 23, 2013

I was able to keep my tank outside. They liked to eat live tadpoles. Easy to mate and keep eggs. They are calm and tame. They don’t like to be held, and they have toxic skin secretions to dogs or other animals after them. I’m always sure to wash my hands after handling amphibians due to the salmonella factor, but I have no idea if they’re toxic to humans. In addition to live tadpoles, they like HBH Frogbites. They pretty much just swim around, like to hunt and mate. Nothing much more to the story here. Ducks love to eat them as do herons and a silver dollar fish of mine ate one too. So protect them from predators, and give them lots of rock and other items to hide in.

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