Written on: 08/09/2006 by e4chin (30 reviews written)
Newts are small, usually bright-coloured semiaquatic salamanders of North America, Europe and North Asia, distinguished from other salamanders by the lack of rib or costal grooves along the sides of the body.
Newts have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes and spinal cords, so you can be rough with them but they still feel pain so don't tare off its toes, kids. The cells at the site of the injury have the ability to de-differentiate, reproduce rapidly, and differentiate again to create a... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2004 by SayHelloToTheAngels (37 reviews written)
If you are looking for a low-maintenance pet for your child or your university dorm room, the newt is probably a good choice. They can live in a small aquarium, require feeding twice a day and you only have to change the water once a week. What this means is they are a good pet for someone who wants a pet but doesn't want (or cannot cope with) the mess and responsibility of something like a dog or a cat. You can even pick up your newt and play with it - provided your hands are wet. If... (read more)