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Hi,
I saw some Tiger Salamanders in my reptile/exotics shop and fell in love with them.
Just wondering how easy they are to keep as a first amphibian as when I move into my own house I was thinking of using one of my fish tanks as a viv rather than having more fish. Is an average 60cm tank too small?
Also, I have heard they eat and eat and eat...are they expensive to maintain?
Thanks, Hannah
 

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I think they are great first amphibians. I had them as my first amphibians when I was a little kid. They like to burrow in dirt and need a place to bath as well. They are not pickey eaters and can easily be fed to obeesity. I would put them in 10 gallon tank or bigger depending on there size and how many you will be getting.

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awww i want one of those hehe my bro has an axelote (the thing before they are salamanders) i love there big smily faces :D
manda xx
 

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axolotls do not metamorphasise into salamanders


they look like the larval form of tiger salamanders but arent!!



ANYWAYS......

i have a tiger salamamander(ambystoma tigrinum)

i have a 3 and a half ft vivarium with coir as substrate with spagnum moss and a cat litter tray filled with water as a water bowl
provide plenty of bark for hides
feed on crickets, locusts, mealworms, worms, slugs etc....


really easy to care for!!
 
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