Reptiles and Amphibians For Dummies: Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with authoritative advice on everything from proper caging and feeding to health care, socializing, transporting, and more. You'll find out about the different species, normal and abnormal behavior, the basics of breeding, and complying with laws.
Aquatic Mexican Salamander! These fascinating little salamanders (axolotls) naturally retain their gills and remain aquatic throughout their life cycle, though they will metamorphize into terrestrials if injected with iodine. Wild axolotls are listed as critically threatened and are rapidly nearing extinction due to the urbanization of Mexico City, heavy pollution, and the recent introduction of non-native breeder fish which compete for sustaining plant life and kill the axolotl's young.