Discussion in 'Salamanders & Newts' started by Ahura, Aug 24, 2009.
Just a quick question. Can aquatic newts such as the paddle tail newt be handled?
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.
That's what I thought. Just in case though. Only in emergencies.
Just be sure to give your hands a thorough rinsing first without soap.
Rinse with warm water(NO SOAP)
keep it to a minimum
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