Posted Apr 16, 2015
Spotted salamanders are easy to find in the woods. They usually live under rocks or logs. Once you have a spotted salamander an unused fish tank provides the perfect home. They need something to hide under, a section of rotten log or some rotting leaves work well, some plants, ferns and moss and such, and a good degree of moisture. The moisture can be taken care of by misting the cage well every morning and evening. They eat worms and other small insects, a great summer job for the kids! They are not averse to being held though too much handling will result in skin damage through drying. I have successfully kept one for three months but I feel that that is long enough. When you wish to release your salamander, bring it back to where you found it and place it near some dead leaves. The leaves will provide immediate shelter and the salamander will eventually find its way back home.