Fire Salamander

The Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) originates from Central and Southern Europe as well as West Asia and Northern Africa.

As larvae their natural habitat is in ponds and lakes. However, as adults they are terrestrial, and can be found living on forest floors amongst the undergrowth, rocks and logs where it is damp and cool. Fire Salamanders are thought to have got their name by hiding in fire wood, then running out once the logs had been placed on the fire.

They are a nocturnal species, but are very inquisitive and they can be seen exploring their surroundings at night. With the right care they can live up to 30 years.

Fire Salamanders are a heavyset species and can reach up to 7-10 inches in length. They have a rubber like texture to their skin, and have a glossy black body colour with bright yellow patterning.

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They are an easy to care for an amphibian, which makes them ideal for a beginner keeper. Your set up should have a substrate that will hold moisture and be suitable for burrowing. Coco fiber or peat, with either a layer of moss or fine bark chips on top can achieve this.

Decorate the tank with bark or rocks, providing plenty of places for the Salamander to hide and explore. Also provide a water dish no deeper than the Salamander for bathing. Fire salamanders like it cool, so the ideal temperature should be between 15-20 degrees Celsius. Fire salamanders enjoy a varied diet of meal worms, crickets, earth worms and locusts.