Does any one have any experience with newts or salamanders as pets?
Back when my twenty-four year old daughter was in fourth grade, we were strolling around a pet store when she spotted a tank of green newts. She talked me into buying one for her, and I figured it was no big deal. It was not expensive, and I figured it would live a few weeks, be flushed, and be forgotten. Well, I was wrong about that because it has been fifteen years and it is still alive! Not only that, I bought another one for my wife's elementary library (she is a librarian) a year later, and that one is also still alive!
Who would have guessed these little guys would live so long? I inherited the duties of taking care of them once my daughter reached middle school, and my wife got tired of hauling the other one home each summer. I simply drop a little pellet in the water by each one each morning. I don't think I've cleaned the water in several years.
One is green (Sir Isaac) and the other is maybe called a fire bellied newt (Jumanji). Does anyone else have experience with newts?