||Three years old|
||Barred tiger salamander|
is the first amphibian/reptile creature that I bought. I had
animals like fish before and I had a dog, but when I saw him I thought
he was so adorable and I had to have him. Out of the several reptiles/
amphibians I have now...he remains my favorite. I was impressed with the
amount of personality he has. He loves to swim, climb his coconut, sit
on my stomach when i'm laying down, and eat. I'm convinced that If I let
him eat until he was full he'd explode before he reached satisfaction.
Being such a big eater he tried to bite everything that comes close to
him. But that's ok, he has no teeth. Sometimes he bites my finger, his
tongue is really sticky.
Barred tiger salamanders are the official state amphibian of Kansas.
From what I have been told, naturally they would live along the banks of
rivers, streams and in the damp darkness of prairie dog holes. He has no
ears or vocal cords but is sensitive to vibrations from the ground and
the air. Barred tiger salamanders can live to be over 20 years old and I
know that he will make those 20 years joyful.