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Salamander Care Sheets

How to Care for Your Tiger Salamander

How to Care for Your Tiger Salamander

Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma sp.) are large, nocturnal, terrestrial amphibians. They are widespread throughout North America, primarily in the United States, but also southern Canada and well into Mexico. Although generally associated with forest habitats, they can also be found in...

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How to Care for Your Spotted Salamander

How to Care for Your Spotted Salamander

Spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) are large, nocturnal, terrestrial amphibians. They are generally widespread in the eastern half of the United States, excluding Florida. They prefer deciduous forests for habitat, where they often take refuge under leaf litter, fallen logs, and...

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How to Care for Your Marbled Salamander

How to Care for Your Marbled Salamander

Marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) are small, nocturnal, terrestrial amphibians. They are native to the general southeast quadrant of the United States, excluding peninsular Florida. They prefer damp woodlands for habitat, where they often take refuge under rocks, fallen logs, and...

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How to Care for Your Fire Belly Newt

How to Care for Your Fire Belly Newt

Fire belly newts (Cynops pyrrhogaster) are small, semi-aquatic amphibians. They are native to the islands of Japan. They are entirely aquatic as larvae and semiaquatic as adults. Fire belly newts can be found in just about any body of still,...

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How to Care for Your Eastern Newt

How to Care for Your Eastern Newt

Eastern newts (Notophthalamus viridescens) are small, semi-aquatic amphibians. They are native to eastern North America, primarily southern Canada and the United States, excluding Mexico. They are entirely aquatic as larvae, terrestrial as red efts, and semiaquatic as adults. They prefer...

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How to Care for Your Axolotl

How to Care for Your Axolotl

The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a large, fully-aquatic species of amphibian. They are exclusively native to Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in Mexico. Although fairly common in captivity, this species is actually endangered in the wild. Axolotls are typically 10-12”...

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