Axolotls are knobs.

A blog for my axolotls: photos, updates, feelings, everything.
As well as information, advice and useful tips about axolotl care and breeding. Unless otherwise stated, all content belongs to me.

I'm a breeder from New Zealand, and am always happy to answer your questions, or set-up connections with other NZer's in the business.

Dickie - wildtype female
Ziggy - largest, golden albino, female
Hephaestion - Leucistic male (tumblrfamous)
Haku - dirty leucistic male
Charles - Female golden albino with a freckle
Eugene - male golden albino
Zazu - Pale golden albino alien
Bobby Corwen - Golden albino, Eugene impersonator and offspring of Charles and Eugene.
Captain Grouch - a grumpy wee wildtype

For anything axolotl, check out my website:
http://www.sillyaxolotls.wix.com/sillyaxolotls

 

Anonymous asked
When you say earthworms (in regards to food for the axies) do you mean the ones found in the dirt? Or do you mean worms like bloodworms, ect?

The ones found in the dirt. Bloodworms are high in fat, mealworms are hard to digest, and wax worms are fatty too I think. Most ground worms are fairly nutritious. Earthworms, tiger worms, night crawlers, red wrigglers are all names of nutritious worms. Tigers are for compost, and hard to feed sometimes. Not sure on whether red wrigglers and night crawlers are just fancy names for these worms or not though.

*screeching*

invisiblechacha:

WHY IS IT WHEN THE CORRECT HUSBANDRY FOR AN ANIMAL IS PRESENTED, PEOPLE ARE STILL LIKE “Nah, my way is still fine”

EVEN THO IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE REALLY BAD FOR THE ANIMAL?!?!

Like someone was like “Lol yeah I keep these TROPICAL FISH in with my axolotl.”

NO. NONONO.
DO NOT PUT FISH WITH AXIES. THEY WILL NIP AT THE POOR AXIES. AND THE FISH THEMSELVES NEED WARMER WATER THAN AXIES WTF

THIS!
I get so mad when I spend my time offering correct advice, and some twat comments after me like “nah I’ve always done it and it’s fine”
"Oh my axolotl has always lived on gravel and never eaten it"
No, you twat, you just don’t see it eat the gravel. You just don’t see it poop it out again. You just don’t see the long lasting effects your poor husbandry has on this animal. It will probably die early and unhealthy, but you’re too ignorant to see it.
I love the people who instantly take your advice, don’t get defensive and make immediate changes to improve their animals care. Those people make giving advice worth it. The others make me wonder why I bothered.

It’s not about you, it’s about your animal.

Some of the developing babies (not from Zeus). This is a gold and wildtype match up which is known to produce wildtypes, golden albinos and albinos. You can see the wildtypes are staying dark, and the other eggs are lightening up. It’s cool to watch a different type develop!

Dickie, Grouch, Zazu and Ziggy now like to spend their days tricking me that they are laying eggs
“Of course I’m laying eggs, why else would I be chilling upside down! Lol jks”

Dicks.

allwillberad:

I need some advice okay I’m thinking about getting an axolotl and every website I’ve looked at says a 10gallon tank is okay for one axy but that just seems too small? Any input from anyone??

Waaaay too small. They can grow to 30cms and have a high ammonia output. 20gal long minimum for one. The 10gal per axy rule kind of comes into effect after you already have a tank of about 70cms long.

Anonymous asked
They don't want to spend $20?! I'm guessing that they haven't even checks out the price of a chiller, if that's their reaction...

Exactly! I just straight up told them not to buy one with that attitude. Chillers aren’t so necessary in NZ unless you have a nice warm house but there is still everything else to consider!

People grind my gears…

I have some 12cm juvies listed on a site for $20 each. I get a question:

"Don’t you think thats too much money?" in more illiterate English. I sell them for significantly cheaper than most others. Pet stores have them at $30 and above. My shipping is cheap as possible, I don’t charge any extra or even charge for the packaging.

I get so sick of people trying to be cheap and get their animals for free…

They don’t seem to realise that I have had these guys for six months already, and have put a lot of my own time and money into raising them right. I deserve to get $20 back for that alone. I offer discounts for when multiple are sold at once.

Not to mention, if you can’t afford to pay $20 for an animal, you probably can’t afford to care for them properly.

So no, I do not think that is too much money.