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Discussion in 'Salamanders & Newts' started by Ahura, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Ahura

    Ahura Elite Member

    Just a quick question. Can aquatic newts such as the paddle tail newt be handled?
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    They can, but it needs to be kept to a minimum. They absorb everything through their skin, like frogs, so any toxins you have, they pick up. Handle only when doing things like cleaning enclosures. They are more of a look but don't touch kind of animal.
  3. Ahura

    Ahura Elite Member

    That's what I thought. Just in case though. Only in emergencies.
  4. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Just be sure to give your hands a thorough rinsing first without soap.
  5. KrazyReptiles

    KrazyReptiles Member

    Rinse with warm water(NO SOAP)
    keep it to a minimum

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