The largest of the newts in Europe. This is
quite a big animal,about 20cm long (male) . It's a
big eater; it eats only living food ,
The decline of the crested newt
Although widespread in Europe, its numbers are
declining and its getting rare. In some parts
its absent or very rare. Some causes of the
decline are the introduction of fish, waste
disposal and other water pollution and
agrochemicals. The crested newt hunts by
using its eyes so it needs clear water.
The crested newt as a pet
These salamanders are easy pets, they become
easely tame. But they only eat living food.
Feed them with: