• Dogs and Puppies
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Cats and Kittens
  • Fish and Aquatics
  • Horses and Ponies
  • Insects and Spiders
  • Jobs - Working with Animals
  • Pet Accessories
  • Pet Services
  • More
    All categories
    • All categories
    • Dogs and Puppies
    • Livestock
    • Birds
    • Cats and Kittens
    • Fish and Aquatics
    • Horses and Ponies
    • Insects and Spiders
    • Jobs - Working with Animals
    • Pet Accessories
    • Pet Services
    • Pets - Other
    • Pet Supplies & Equipment
    • Pets Wanted
    • Rabbits
    • Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Small Pets
    Please select a location from the drop-down list

    How to Look After Salamanders

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
    Share:
    Caring for salamanders is great fun, they make excellent and interesting pets as they offer so much to learn about. By learning the best way of looking after salamanders you will gain a great appreciation of their role and how important they are in nature.


    Looking After Salamanders


    • Salamanders like moist and damp habitats with lots of hiding places. The best things to use are aquariums with ventilation and a snug fitting hood. You will need to place the tank out of sunlight and in the shade.

    • Add a thin layer of stones to the bottom of the tank, put some moist soil on top of the stones.

    • Plant some plants in the soil that are moisture tolerant and will give the salamander some shade. Add some rotting tree bark as a finishing touch and larger stones.

    • Scatter some leaf cover on top of the soil to hold in the moisture and create cover.

    • Dig a hole and put a small container of water flush against the soil. This will serve as drinking water and will keep the salamander’s skin moist if the tank becomes dry. You should change this water regularly.

    • Spray the inside of the tank with water twice a day to mist up the habitat.

    • If you are going to hold your salamander then you will need to have clean, wet hands. An important part of caring for salamanders is making sure that you have no soap, cream or perfume on when you handle them. They absorb moisture through their skin so will absorb any chemicals you have on your hands.

    • Avoid handling salamanders for long periods of time.

    • Salamander food should be live insects. Feed your salamander in the evening, you should give them crickets and other small insects. You can also purchase a vitamin supplement at a pet shop. Dusting the insects with the supplement will give your salamander the perfect balanced diet.


    Articles
    Subscribe to our newsletter