While cleaning my sons' room, I discovered that they had smuggled a tiger salamander they had caught in our back yard into the house and hid it in a dresser drawer. LAST WEEK. So, now we have a salamander. They found it on a rainy day, and now it's all hot and nasty and the ground is packed solid, so I don't know whether the poor thing will survive the heat long enough to burrow. Help????
Lighting should be kept subdued. Lights are unnecessary for salamanders as most will not become active until it is dark.
The temperature should be between 60-75 degrees. Temperatures of 85 degrees or more will kill most salamanders within hours.
Crickets dusted with calcium. Brine Shrimp (frozen), Ghost Shrimp (live), Bloodworms (frozen). Adults should be fed every other day, juveniles can be fed 2 times daily since they will be growing.
Water should be changed monthly, if a filter is used, otherwise you must change the water daily or every other day. Mist cage daily.
10-gallon tank is minimum. Screen Lid required for air exchange. Viquarium (Half water / half land) setup should be used.
Number Per Enclosure
One male per enclosure.