These salamanders are so over abundant in my area everyone is taking them home and they are all dying. I recently discovered that my friends sister had gone out and caught over 15 of these eastern redbacks and her brother(my bud) said in 2 days just about all of them have died..she is seven, I took the remaining ones away from her and I wanted to plan on keeping them, I am against capturing animals in the wild but these guys would benefit from getting their food delivered to them in a tank
I have had a lot of luck with wild caught pets before, when I was about 10 I caught a wild frog in a pond and brought him home(urban area) I kept him for half a year then released him in my garden in my backyard(small) and for two years I sometimes would find him in their hoping around, then I don't know where he went. I have had an eastern salamander as a pet before and he did well until I released him( about 3-4months), I was just wondering if you guys would be against keeping a few of them. I just think it is really a unique pet and their really are no videos on them, or caresheets or information. So I was thinking I could keep some and make a caresheet on them to help people in the future who capture these fellows keep them alive and happy.