Axolotl Pet Profile
|Size||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Active||During dusk, at night|
|Food||Earthworms, freshwater shrimp, water fleas, mosquito larvae (alive)|
|How to keep them||Aquarium|
|Number of animals||One, keep seperately|
Axolotls are caudates that spend their whole life as larvae. They are extremely cute and fun to watch. As long as you keep to a few important ground rules, axolotls are easy to keep as pets.
Please note: axolotls are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.
You can find out more about this animal in our Axolotl Facts.
How to Keep Them
Aquarium: at least 30 x 15 x 15 inch (80 x 40 x 40 cm) for two animals (W x H x D)
It’s very important that the water doesn’t get too hot. It should be between 53.6 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit (12 and 20 degrees Celsius). The water quality must also be monitored (e.g. water filters).