in my grandma's woods, me and my sis amber found a baby red backed salamander, and dicided to keep him. his name is steve. well… ive found a lot of things on caring for him… but i still need help. what does a baby salamander eat? he cant eat a bug yet, hes to small, i mean itty bitty small! and, how big should his tank be? because hes gonna get 5 freaken inches long! and what does it mean if they turn a silvery- gray color? im lost… ive taken care of turtals, lizzards, and snakes, a few of them i let go in my back yard, and they still live there… ive never taken care of salamander though… HELP!!!!!
I did just answer this question, but if you REALLY do want to own one here:
Tank Size- a 10 gallon aquarium will do just fine for 1-4 Red Backed Salamanders
Habitat- they normally live in the woodlands i use real like grass and mud it is pretty messy cleaning it but it is worth it it makes everything look so real and not fake, and i use real logs like branches and leaves etc… i bought a bowl though for the water.
Humidity- RedBacked Salamanders don’t require a lot of humidity but like depending on what it is doing outside that is what i do in the tank, Yes it does sound weird but i just like to make them feel that they were in the wild in there own habitat.
Heating- i don’t use any real heating but like i said in the humidity section i do what it is doing outside if it is raining i will trickle water in the cage, but when there is a hot day i might put a UV light above them.
Food- i mostly feed my Red Backed Salamanders crickets that i catch in the wild, but you can buy them from a pet store in the winter. On occasion i will feed them a wax-worm or two, but that is the majority of what i feed them.
Nutrients- i dip the crickets into i believe it is Repticalcium but any will work 2-3x a week they normally get there nutrients from the environment around them but since they will be in the tank 2-3x will do them just fine.
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