Hi, can anyone give me some information regarding buying salamanders in Kolkata. Are they available? if yes, from where can I buy one.
I wonder if some of our forum regulars from that area could make a list of all the big dealers there who sell different types of aquatic and reptilian creatures? I see quite a lot of posts asking for things like this and it might be nice if such a list was done.
I'm sure there are some sellers that have excellent reputations for quality, supply times etc, so to do this would help so many folk out who are shopping in the Kolkata area.
You may try Ghallife Street or contact Gautam Gupta(www.aquariumsindia.com)
yeahh at gallif st. fire belly newt is availabl.. i bought one for 200bucks but sad it lived for about a month or sumthing :-/
i would recommend try knowin as much possibl about how to keep these before purchasing.. they require less water and dry land too and prefer shady and swampy place to live.. i luvd my newt as long as it was with me was heart broken wen it died..
That's quite a high price. Several decades ago, I bought some fire belly newts in Dallas then moved them to Phoenix. They survived and seemed happy for several years, but their replacements never seemed to thrive.
Possibly, the unsuccessful ones were wild caught and not adapted to aquarium life. That often happens with wild caught fish used to eating live food. Sometimes, they starve rather than taking prepared foods.
200indian rupees.. i dnt kno wat dat wud be in ur currency.. thou it seemed high to me too.. payin 200bucks for a collerful lizzard
Thank You all for your support and helpful information.
I shall try out my luck at Ghaliffe street market.I do have two turtle's. I have planned to construct a acrylic case 3x2x1 ft. With moist fibrous vegetation and artificial water puddle, with a few pebbles for decorative purposes.
Most of times rare animals specially delicate one's as reptiles or fishes pass away because they were not taken care of properly, handled well or feed as required by these vendors. Cause these vendors see them as colorful creatures that might fetch some moolah !! They don't take care of their business assets too well.
200 bucks= 4$ US dollars is quite cheap for an exotic creature as a fire bellied newt. Specially if the actual genome of the species is preserved within the following reptile.
Thank's Again to all !!!
hey can you please help me get in touch with the guy who sells salamanders or newt
can someone give me the address or phnumber if posible
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001
In Europe the price of a juvenile from breeder (tiny as hell, but beyond tadpole stage) would be 350 Rs. It would be less problematic to keep a Shaligram Shiela than a salamander in Kolkata as most salamanders cannot live above 18 C. Unless you are able to maintain some sort of water cooling system. But of course the person who said it isn't good to buy from a pet shop is also right. Better to find a private breeder who does it out of his love of the hobby. It is like the difference between a greedy panda who approaches you at a temple eager to tell you all about it for a fat donation, and a real sadhu who only wants to talk about the temple because he is attached to glorifying God.
Please do not buy salamanders. Wildlife are not rightly kept as pets, and industries put species at risk, and are certainly not in the best interests of the salamanders.