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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/11/2005

Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Salamanders, Newts

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Geckomaniac

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

RedBacked Salamanders

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

RedBacked Salamanders

Care Sheet Information:

Tank Size- a 10 gallon aquarium will do just fine for 1-4 Red Backed Salamanders but if you are getting a big breeding group then a 20-40 gallon aquarium will do jut fine

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.

Some words on the Red Backed Salamander- RedBackes are one of in my opinion the easiest to take care of they are low maintainers, everything here is what i use and my opinion on it everything acts different on every animal.
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