Newts eat small fish, worms, grubs and other larva. Pet newts also eat commercial newt and salamander food. Newts require a varied diet to stay healthy.Continue Reading
The exact diet of newts varies depending on the type of newt and its specific habitat. In the wild, newts are aggressive feeders, eating any small, soft-bodied creatures in their environment. On the other hand, pet newts do well on a diet of commercial newt feed, frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp and chopped earthworms. Some newts refuse certain types of food in captivity, so experimentation is recommended. Although newts like mealworms and they are readily available, they do not provide complete nutrition and need to be supplemented with other food sources. Options for newts include floating reptile and amphibian sticks, freeze-dried cubes of tubifex worms, feeder guppies, ghost shrimp and daphnia.
Newts are lizard-like animals that live primarily in the water. Some varieties of newts, such as fire-bellied newts and alpine newts, are occasionally kept as pets. If newts are kept in the same aquarium as small fish, they are likely to feed on the fish. It is a good practice to keep pet newts in a dedicated aquarium with a land area so that they are able to leave the water to bask.Learn more about Amphibians
The spotted salamander's diet consists of insects, worms, slugs, spiders and millipedes. Despite bright yellow or orange spots along its black body and a life span of up to 20 years, the species is rarely seen by humans, emerging only at night to feed.Full Answer >
Some animals that live underground are worms, moles and prairie dogs. Worms and moles live underground full time, while prairie dogs and chipmunks do spend time above ground.Full Answer >
A wild salamander eats slugs, worms and small arachnids such as spiders and millipedes. One example of a wild salamander is the spotted salamander, which leaves its burrow at night to hunt these creatures. The giant Japanese salamander, which lives in water and can grow to be nearly 5 feet long and 50 years old, eats fish, insects, crustaceans and worms; it has also been known to take small mammals.Full Answer >
Some of the things that tiger salamanders eat in their natural habitats are slugs, snails, worms and insects. Tiger salamanders living in captivity may be fed baby snakes, other small salamanders, newborn mice and frogs. The larvae of tiger salamanders eat insect larvae and crustaceans and will not consume larger prey until they fully mature.Full Answer >