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Where can you buy axolotls?

Getting an Axolotl. However, axolotls are widely available from private breeders and axolotl enthusiasts. They may also be available at reptile shows and expos. You can order them over the internet or you may be able to get one special ordered from the exotic pet store in your area.

Can you legally own an axolotl?

Axolotls are illegal to own in some states, including California, Maine, New Jersey, and Virginia. In New Mexico, they are legal to own but illegal to import from other states. Check your local exotic pet laws to verify that you may keep one.

How much does it cost to buy an axolotl?

An axolotl costs between $30 – $75 for a basic but healthy one. If you’re looking for something more exotic like a piebald axolotl variation, it will cost about $100. Some rare specimens can cost a few hundred, but these are generally extremely unique variations that only serious collectors tend to purchase.

Can you buy an axolotl at PetSmart?

PetSmart does not sell axolotls as pets in any of its stores or online. PetSmart does sell supplies that can be used in creating a habitat for your pet axolotl. … It is best to buy axolotls from local exotic pet breeders to ensure the health of your axolotl.

Many people ask, “What are axolotls?”. These are a fluffy gilled aquatic salamander species that originated from around the Lake that used to be Mexico City. In their original habitat, they ruled for millennia, keeping to the cool fresh water bottoms and eating fish, bugs, and crustations as they found them. They were commonly fished for and considered a delicacy by the local indiginous tribes due to their size. This was before pollution, invasion of fish into their habitats, and land development reduced their lakes to a few dirty canals. Now they are practically extinct in the wild. Our captive bred populations can never return there, since they have been hybridized and bred for a couple of hundred years away from their wild cousins. They no longer share the same genetic codes. We have more color variety and they have adapted to being spoiled as pets. Axolotls retain their neonate natures, usually, and stay in their aquatic state for their entire lives. This gives them their unique appearance and quirky smiling faces. They make great pets and can achieve lengths of 10-14 inches as adults and live on average between 10-15 years. Babies grow about an inch a month until they reach about a year old. Boys and girls start differentiating themselves between 9-18 months. They can be very personable and will often be trained to take food right from your hand.

To that ends, we make sure to breed the best we have, provide as much genetic information as is available, and send the healthiest animals.

Hiding among the dead leaves, large rocks, fallen trees, and brush-covered shorelines of Mexico’s Lake Xochimilco exists one of nature’s most bizarre anomalies, the Axolotl.

A neotenic salamander, these creatures baffle scientists all around the world with their incredible ability to regenerate almost any part of their body. We take great care to track the lineage of each of our axolotls, which helps to keep a high degree of genetic variation in our stocks. In the long run, this is very good for the axolotls, because it means that there will be a very large gene pool, which helps to reduce the chance of disease and genetic defects in each animal.

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Exotic Aquatic Critters and Info from the Far NorthMany people ask, “What are axolotls?”. These are a fluffy gilled aquatic salamander species that originated from around the Lake that used to be Mexico City. In their original habitat, they ruled for millennia, keeping to the cool fresh water bottoms and eating fish, bugs, and crustations as they found them. They were commonly fished for and considered a delicacy by the local indiginous tribes due to their size. This was before pollution, invasion of fish into their habitats, and land development reduced their lakes to a few dirty canals. Now they are practically extinct in the wild. Our captive bred populations can never return there, since they have been hybridized and bred for a couple of hundred years away from their wild cousins. They no longer share the same genetic codes. We have more color variety and they have adapted to being spoiled as pets. Axolotls retain their neonate natures, usually, and stay in their aquatic state for their entire lives. This gives them their unique appearance and quirky smiling faces. They make great pets and can achieve lengths of 10-14 inches as adults and live on average between 10-15 years. Babies grow about an inch a month until they reach about a year old. Boys and girls start differentiating themselves between 9-18 months. They can be very personable and will often be trained to take food right from your hand.

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LIVE AXOLOTL PETS

We ship our axolotls all over the USA, to any of the states where they are legal to own and keep. We utilize the safest methods to ensure their arrival in the best conditions we can provide. We do our best, packing them in insulated boxes to protect from both extremes of heat and cold, depending on the outside weather and use ice packs to keep their temps nice and cool, as needed during the warmer weather. We love our animals and want to make sure to provide the best quality pets available. To that ends, we make sure to breed the best we have, provide as much genetic information as is available, and send the healthiest animals. We have many genetic lines available and raise multiple unrelated clutches, so if you want siblings, or babies that are completely unrelated, we can usually help.

AXOLOTL EGGS

Occasionally we will have eggs available to allow you the opportunity to raise your own baby axolotls. This is a time consuming endeavor, not to be taken lightly. Hatchling axolotls are fragile, delicate babies that require live foods to be available for the first several weeks/months of their lives. For the experienced keeper, however, it can be very rewarding to watch as your babies go from egg to full functioning adults. Add that to the mystery of what the genetics will hatch out and it is very interesting. If we happen to be pairing a couple, we will have eggs available on a limited basis for purchase. These get shipped after they have beaned and well before hatching. After that, it is up to you. Keep an eye out on our availability sections for pairings you may like to raise.“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”

Loren Eiseley