Many wonder where you can and should buy Axolotl. This question is not easy to answer. Nevertheless, I will take up the topic on this page, name some axolotl breeders and explain what you should pay attention to if you want to buy an axolotl in a hardware store or pet shop.
However, before you buy an axolotl, you should already have set up the aquarium and filled it with water. The aquarium should be installed for about 6 weeks so that the water calms down and a stable ecosystem is created. Read the important information on the Setting up an aquarium page. You’ll also be interested in the quick start page, where you’ll find a helpful list of what you need before you buy an axolotl.
Buy axolotls from the pet store
A year or two ago you could buy axolotls in most pet stores. However, since the staff at the pet store weren’t particularly knowledgeable about handling axolotls, buyers didn’t get much of their animals, if they even made it home…
There were many reasons why the animals were not particularly healthy. The most common reason was simply the temperature, the aquariums were not cooled and far exceeded the maximum permanent temperature of 18 degrees. Furthermore, the water was loaded with fertilizer so that the plants in the exhibition aquariums looked nice and green and appealing to visitors.
Choosing the right substrate instead of gravel or sand, and giving the right amount of food, almost no pet store has gotten it right.
So should I buy water dragons at the pet store?
If you find cross-toothed newts at a pet store, be sure to make sure the staff is competent. Ask them how warm the water should be, what substrate you should use, how often axolotls should be fed, how big and old they get, etc. If the answers match those on the Axolotl Aquarium and Axolotl Feeding pages, that’s good half the battle.
Next, look at the aquarium. Is the right substrate in the aquarium and what is the water temperature?
Then you take a close look at the axolotl. Do they look swollen, are the gills nicely pronounced, and do they show any other abnormalities?
If you still have a good feeling afterward, you can also buy the newt from the pet shop.
Buy axolotls from breeders
However, if you want to be on the safe side, you should approach an axolotl breeder. There is rarely a breeder in your area, but the waiting time for an animal to be shipped or the long way to pick it up is usually worth it. Rarely do breeders make mistakes when keeping axolotls. But above all, they regularly test their animals for diseases and fungi. That’s how you don’t drag death into the aquarium.
How much does an axolotl cost?
Breeders make it easy for those who are looking: an animal costs no more than thirty euros, depending on color, age, and sex.
How expensive is an axolotl baby?
The axolotl price varies depending on which coloring you prefer and how old the animal is. You should expect $20-40.
How much does a blue axolotl cost?
Depending on color and age, an axolotl costs around $40. In addition, however, there are higher acquisition costs for a sufficiently large aquarium, a good filter system, additional accessories, and food.
Are axolotls allowed in Germany?
Therefore, reptiles such as turtles, lizards, and snakes, amphibians such as axolotls, salamanders, and frogs, as well as exotic mammals and invertebrates can no longer be offered or purchased.
Are axolotls legal?
The axolotl is subject to the EU species protection agreement (wa 2) of June 1, 1997, namely Appendix B. The passages that apply to it are marked in brown letters. If Axolotl are acquired within the Federal Republic of Germany and they are offspring, no Cites document is required.
Are axolotls notifiable?
These species are not subject to reporting but to proof: these include tarantulas of the genus Brachypelma, green iguana, boa constrictor, emperor boa, and axolotl. however, they are subject to the obligation to provide evidence.
How much does a pink axolotl cost?
Ambystoma mexicanum – Axolotl albino, €39.95
Where can you get axolotls?
Axolotls are not commonly found in reptile and pet stores because they require temperature conditions that are somewhat different from what is required by most snakes and lizards. However, axolotls are widely available from private breeders and axolotl enthusiasts. They may also be available at reptile shows and expos.
How much does an axolotl cost?
Axolotls are generally considered inexpensive exotic pets with an initial cost of around $30 to $100; that too for basic and juvenile axolotls. The price, however, varies for exotic or adult axolotls. Depending on the rarity of morph and the health of the axolotl, rare axolotls like piebald axolotl cost around $100.
Can you buy an axolotl as a pet?
Axolotl are a friendly, interactive aquatic pet that will give you years of enjoyment if kept properly. Fortunately, they are relatively easy to care for once they are properly housed and fed. Then you can share your photos of your happy, meme-worthy salamander with the world.
What states are axolotls illegal in?
An Axolotl is considered a salamander and is illegal to own in four different states: California, Maine, New Jersey, and Virginia. Some states also require a permit.