Where do axolotls live ?

Axolotls  distributed from the northern regions of Mexico to Canada. The adult tiger ambisto loses during the metamorphosis the outer gills and breathes with the help of the lungs, and also through the skin.

Axolotl has a remarkable ability to regenerate: if any part of his body is injured, or there is a threat of losing the limb, the wounds are quickly tightened, and a new one grows in place of the lost limb after a while.

In fact, axolotl is a relative of the salamander. The natural habitat is in mountain Mexican lakes. A characteristic feature of axolotl is the bushy outer gills. The tail is flattened from the sides, as in all aquatic larvae of caudate amphibians.

For the transformation of axolotl into an adult land ambistom at home breeding, it is required to relocate the axolotl to a drier and cooler environment or to lower the water level. Transformation can occur within a few weeks, with the outer axolotl gills disappear, the coloring, the body shape will change. If the water level is increased, external gills will reappear. Axolotl comes out of the water on land, then returns to the water only for reproduction. Axolotl metamorphosis is not recommended to provoke, because it is a serious stress for the animal, which will certainly affect the life expectancy. In addition, aquarists appreciate it for its appearance and do not arrange an experiment with the transformation.