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One of the most strikingly coloured salamanders and growing up to 25cm, this species is an excellent amphibian pet for beginner and expert alike.
We are working towards improving the welfare of every pet reptile, which is why our expectations are so much higher than those of some other retailers and breeders. You want a healthy, happy pet and we know that our amphibian habitats are a great way to achieve that! Please read our article on minimum standards (see the link in the main description below) to see why our habitats are the most effective on the market.
Our animals are only available for collection in store. Speak to our care team, or visit us in-store to purchase your new pet.
Please read about our minimum standards and why we use them – it’s really important!
Fire salamanders are insectivorous, and should be offered as wide a range as possible of dusted, gutloaded insects on a regular basis. As they are prone to obesity, once they reach adulthood they do not need to be fed every day. All of the commonly available feeder insects are fine to use, but take care not to allow your salamander to become obsessed with any one food item.
Creating a suitable environment is critical for the well being of your salamander.
As a reasonably large amphibian, fire salamanders require roomy accommodation. A 60 x 45 x 30cm glass terrarium works well for a pair or trio, although larger is always better. They can be shy, and should be offered a large variety of different hiding places and leafy cover. They are not strong swimmers, and should be offered a wide, shallow water bowl. Fire salamanders like it cool, so keep the terrarium away from direct sunlight.
Hygiene is vital to all amphibians, so the enclosure should be cleaned out regularly with a reptile and amphibian safe disinfectant spray.