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Spotted Salamander

Overall satisfaction

3.25/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

2/5

Activity level

2/5

Temperament

3/5

Visibility

1/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Easy To feed

2/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

What kid doesn't try to keep a salamander?

By

United States

Posted Mar 14, 2015

We found the spotted salamander when my Dad was digging the basement for our new house. It was back with bright yellow spots, and about 6 or 7 inches long.
We kept it in the newly formed basement footings where the fireplace was designated. The dirt there was cool and damp, just like a salamander likes.
There were plenty of crickets that came to that location naturally, so it never lacked for food.
Unfortunately, the salamander eventually died. I think they like to be left alone, and we may have tried to handle it too much.

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