Salamander and newt names for pets

Salamander on moss

Except for Antarctica, every continent has more than 500 salamander species. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, body types, and habitats, but they all have sleek bodies, small legs, and long tails. Some species, on the other hand, have fewer limbs and resemble eels. Salamanders are linked to newts, which are tiny aquatic lizards. The salamander, like newts and lizards, has the astonishing capacity to regrow missing limbs and repair other portions of their bodies.

Low Contact

Fire Salamanders, Tiger Salamanders, and Ribbed Newts all respond to their owners and will feed from your hand. Pick them up with moist hands or latex gloves only when absolutely required. Amphibians can be harmed by residue or oil on their skin; they also have very fragile skin, and even small rips can allow deadly germs to enter, wreaking havoc on your pet. Furthermore, if you handle a spotted salamander, its body temperature will quickly rise as it absorbs your heat, which might be dangerous to your pet.

All amphibians secrete toxins—don't allow their secretions to come in contact with your eyes, mouth or any open wounds.

Low Energy

Salamanders are tough, have adorable characteristics, and live a long time considering their size. Many amphibians, on the other hand, are as busy as the old "pet rock," and they are nocturnal animals to boot! Some nocturnal animals, on the other hand, can gradually adapt to your daily routine. Tiger and Fire salamanders adapt to your daytime hours exceptionally well. To see slimy salamanders and their nocturnal relatives, use a red night-viewing lamp.

Fun Facts

  • Some salamanders are poisonous.
  • The largest salamander in the world in the Chinese Giant Salamander which can be five feet long.
  • Some salamanders and frogs have tongues up to ten times as long as their bodies.

Here are some fun and funky for your salamander or newt.

Exotic Pet Names


  • Al
  • Alexander
  • Arrowhead
  • Ardie
  • Artie
  • Bartles
  • Baxter
  • Bazoo
  • Ben
  • Bigger
  • Billy-Bob
  • Binky
  • Blue Streak
  • Brownie
  • Bubba
  • Bud
  • Bully
  • Calum
  • Charizard
  • Charmander
  • Climber
  • Cornelius (Corny)
  • Croak


  • Dart
  • Ethyl
  • Fatso
  • Fire
  • Flippy
  • Freckles
  • Fred
  • Friar Tuck
  • Froggie
  • Fue
  • Fuego
  • Fuer
  • Fuogo
  • Geo
  • George
  • Gorf
  • Gus
  • Harry
  • Hellfire
  • Highpie (pronounced Hy-pee)
  • Houdini


  • Jake
  • Jasper
  • Jaymes
  • Jefferson
  • Jimmy
  • Jojo
  • Kahlua
  • Leapy
  • Libby
  • Lilo
  • Lizzie
  • Long
  • Lucy


  • Mandy
  • Mango
  • Milly
  • Montezuma (Monty)
  • Mr. Evil
  • Mr. Sticky
  • Ned
  • Neddy
  • Nelly
  • Neo
  • Neutron Star
  • Nitrus
  • Onix
  • Paco
  • Popper
  • Quick
  • Raisin
  • Ralph
  • Ribbit
  • Roch (Roach)
  • Rocky


  • Sally
  • Sam
  • Shiva
  • Shmoo
  • Simco
  • Skinny
  • Slippy
  • Smokeme
  • Spanky Kevin
  • Sparky
  • Spike
  • Spikes
  • Sprint
  • Stitch
  • Stoner
  • Stoner J
  • Swims
  • Teeny
  • Tim
  • TJ
  • Tutter
  • Woozel

There are some names for pairs of animals, too.