Do Salamanders Need A Heating Light?

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  1. Crazymadman

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    One of brother's friend left 17 or 18 salamanders at his old house so my brother gave them to me, but I don't know if they need a heating light.

    Is there any help someone can give me?
     
  2. newguy

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    Why dont you just look up salamander care on the internet?
     
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    Salamanders need a heat lamp and they need to be kept moist with a half land half water setup.
     
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    Depending on the species, yes, they'll need a heating lamp, but they cannot survive in dry heat, it needs to be humid and moist or they'll all dry out and die. I don't mean sticking them in a bucket filled with water and a heating lamp over it, they would drown. Since there's a ton of salamander species, it's difficult to say what would be needed for sure. Your best bet is to go to a reptile/amphibian forum and post a picture of the salamanders you have so they can identify the species and give you advice.

    Here is where I went when I had a question about my pet frog. Just click on their forum link for help.
     
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    I don't know witch kind they are, all I know is they are the size of a normal lizard, the guys are black and the woman are black with one big yellow trip on there back.
     
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    It sounds like a Long Toed Salamander judging from your location and the color description.. Do they look like this?

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    What the heck!? What was your brother's friend doing with 17/18 salamanders!?

    Anyway, I don't think you'd need out. But buy one just in case.
     
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    That's them. They might not need a heating light because it's not that hot.
     
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    Why don't you ask your brother's friend to return them where he got them.
     
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    Well there you go. Just look up "Long Toed Salamander care" on Google and you should get information on how to care for them. With that many though it will take a lot of work.
     
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    Did know you were a herper?
     
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    Yep, I own a White's Tree Frog and love reptiles and amphibians. I'm looking for a Pacman Frog right now since they're rather cute and easy to care for.
     
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    let them go free near a river.
     
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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Lol.
     
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    I'm a really big animal lover, so it's not that I would not let go. It's just that I don't live near a river and they was born in a house so they are not wild and I don't know if it would be good to let them go if they have not been outside before.
     
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    Hey, I just looked in the aquarium they are in and I think there is a couple of eggs in the water, should I put the eggs on a rock in the aquarium?

    And will the other salamanders do anything to the babys?
     
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    Adults aren't aquatic, so letting them go near a river wouldn't work. They live in forests and breed in small pools of water. The eggs need to stay in water, all amphibians start the same way, as tadpoles and with time they'll grow to be land-based.

    Thing is they don't lay just one or two eggs, there should be a lot. You should really check out a reptile forum because if there's eggs, you're gonna be in over your head really really fast.
     

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